The man charged with killing rapper Nipsey Hussle has pleaded not guilty.

Eric Holder entered the plea during his first court appearance in Los Angeles Thursday. The 29-year-old has been charged with murder and two attempted murder charges over Sunday's attack on Hussle and two other men outside the rapper's South Los Angeles clothing store.

Holder was ordered held in lieu of $5 million bail. If convicted, Holder faces life in prison.

Authorities say Holder and Hussle, who knew each other, has several conversations Sunday outside Hussle's The Marathon store. They say Holder eventually returned with a handgun and shot Hussle and wounded two other men before fleeing.

Holder was arrested Tuesday after a nearly 48-hour manhunt.

An autopsy completed Monday showed that Hussle, 33, died after being shot in the head and torso. The rapper, whose real name was Ermias Asghedom, had recently purchased the strip mall where the shop is located and planned to redevelop it into a mixed-use commercial and residential complex.

The plan was part of Hussle's broader ambitions to remake the neighborhood where he grew up and attempt to break the cycle of gang life that lured him in when he was younger.

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