Woman Describes Driving Suspect to Scene of Nipsey Hussle Shooting – Los Angeles

Monday’s testimony was given by a woman who said she drove Nipsey Hussle unwittingly to the scene of the shooting. Although she had seen him load a gun, she did not believe he had fired those deadly shots.

Bryannita Nicholson (35), said that Eric Holder, whom she had been in casual relationships but not dating for over five weeks, pulled up to a South Los Angeles shopping mall on March 31, 2019. She was delighted and excited to spot Hussle, who she loves.

“I said, ‘Ooh, there goes Nipsey, he fine,” Nicholson testified, “I want to take a picture with him.’”

Holder was being tried for first degree murder. Nicholson’s testimony, which is a key prosecution witness, took place on the fourth day. He is charged with first degree murder for the killing of the 33-year-old hip-hop artist who had just been nominated for Grammy for his major-label-debut album after years of underground acclaim.

Nicholson claimed she didn’t know Hussle owned the shopping mall that housed his clothing store The Marathon as well as the Master Burger restaurant, where Holder told her to stop for food.

Holder walked to Hussle, despite not telling Nicholson that he knew Hussle because he grew up in the same neighbourhood and had ties to the street gang.

“I just thought he was trying to beat me to go see him before I saw him,”Nicholson claimed.

Holder was talking to Holder when she joined him. He raised his voice to make his point but didn’t seem aggressive.

“Eric was asking Nipsey, ‘Did you tell somebody I snitched?’”Nicholson claimed.

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After waiting her turn, she took a selfie together with Hussle. This is possibly his last photo. It was then shown in court. Nicholson smiled in sunglasses while Hussle, a bearded man wearing a white Tshirt and white head scarf, looked at her from behind with a steely gaze.

“I was just excited, I was just happy, I just wanted to show my Facebook friends,” said Nicholson, who hurried back to the car and posted the picture.

Holder went to Master Burger with chili fries and instructed her to drive around. Holder reached for a black semi-automatic gun and loaded the magazine. He then attached it to her.

“I was like, ‘What are you doing?’ You put that away, you ain’t going to shoot nothing outside my car,”Nicholson testified. “He did put it away.”

Holder told Nicholson that Holder had instructed her to pull into an alleyway and stop for a bite. He took a few bites and didn’t seem upset or angry. He told Nicholson not to go anywhere — he would be right back.

Nicholson claimed that she thought he might be buying a shirt from Hussle’s shop. She heard gunshots and saw an older man running.

She considered fleeing but started to move her car. However, Holder resisted her attempts and she was injured.

The case was reopened by witnesses who testified that Holder had shot Hussle at minimum 10 times, kicked him in his head and then walked away.

Monday’s video was shown by a prosecutor to show police body camera footage of Hussle, who lay in a car park, his brother counted loudly, and then pressed his chest. The 911 operator instructed Hussle to perform CPR.

Holder appeared quickly at Nicholson’s car. “power-walking,”She said yes, and she got in.

“I was like, ‘What happened?,’”Nicholson testified. “He said, ”You talk too much, I should slap your face. And he was just like, ‘Drive! Drive!'” Drive!” she exclaimed.

Nicholson’s 2019 testimony to a grand jury revealed her identity.. Monday saw her reveal her identity as she told the same story in open trial. Holder was nearby, staring straight ahead and not responding.

Nicholson stated that Holder refused to speak as she drove him to Long Beach the day before the shooting.

She later learned from local news that Hussle had died. Facebook friends posted comments under Hussle’s photo and on their page claiming Holder was the suspect.

“Did it start to occur to you at that moment that Eric might have done it?”John McKinney, Deputy District Attorney, asked.

“Yes,” Nicholson answered.

Holder called her that evening and asked her to pick Holder up. She then took him back to her Los Angeles home.

Nicholson tried to explain her decision after learning what she had before the court adjourned for that day.

On Tuesday, she will resume her testimony.

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