Nipsey Hussle was under investigation before death – report

Nipsey Hussle was reportedly under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles city attorney’s office at the time of his death.
According to editors at the New York Times, the joint probe was opened to investigate whether there was gang activity at the Grammy-nominated rapper’s strip mall – the location where the 33-year-old was gunned down on 31 March (19) outside his Marathon Clothing store.
LAPD spokesman Josh Rubenstein confirmed the department has been in contact with Hussle’s business partners at the strip mall “to mitigate some of those crime issues,” reported the Times.
Hussle was a former member of L.A. gang the Rollin’ 60s Crips. But in recent years, he had worked with city officials on initiatives to reduce gang violence. He often employed men affiliated with the gang, or tried to help former inmates who had done time for gang-related crimes.
The ongoing probe almost led to Hussle’s eviction from the strip mall before the rapper and a group of partners raised $2.5 million (£1.9 million) to purchase the strip. The Racks in the Middle rapper planned to invest in the neighbourhood by building new apartments.
Eric Holder, 29, the man suspected of fatally shooting Hussle, was charged with murder, and faces life in prison if convicted.