The purported gang member accused of gunning down Nipsey Hussle is in solitary confinement — because cops fear he’ll be killed in custody.
Eric Holder is cooling his heels at a police station in south Los Angeles and being kept away from the general population,TMZ reported on Wednesday.
Cops scrambled to arrest the 29-year-old suspect, believing someone could kill him on the street. Now they fear he could be targeted while in custody.
Holder, whose street name is “S–tty Cuz,” will also be holed up in solitary confinement once he’s transferred to LA County Jail pending trial, sources told TMZ.
Holder’s bail was set Wednesday morning at more than $7 million.
Cops hunted for Holder for three days before nabbing him in Bellflower, Calif., on Tuesday afternoon.
Charges against him were not immediately announced.
Hussle, 33, was shot to death Sunday outside his clothing store in LA’s Hyde Park neighborhood.
Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore said the slaying was over a personal beef and not a gang dispute. He said Holder is a gang member but didn’t elaborate.