Tupac Shakur killing: Vegas-area search linked to man who claims he was in car with killer

The Times have informed insiders that a residence in a Las Vegas neighborhood inspected on Monday evening by Las Vegas law enforcement in relation to the unresolved murder of Tupac Shakur is linked to an individual who previously stated openly that he was present in the vehicle with the assailant.

In the renewed investigation into the 1996 shooting death of the hip-hop legend, Las Vegas detectives obtained a search warrant from a judge and pulled up with a SWAT team in Henderson, Nevada, to enforce the law on vehicle procession.

Based on video footage captured by a nearby residence’s security camera, a supervisor from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department instructed the occupants of the house to exit while displaying their hands in a surrendering manner, without holding any objects, through the utilization of a loudspeaker.

Investigators entered the house where they sought files, computers, and other potentially related items to Shakur’s killing, according to a source familiar with the investigation who was not authorized to comment publicly.

It is the first time in years that any law enforcement agency has publicly revealed that it is actively pursuing inquiries into the shooting in September 1996.

“The warrant search served in Henderson, Nevada in July 2023 confirms that it was part of an ongoing investigation, as stated. The LVMPD can confirm this. We will not provide any further comments at this time.”

According to sources and public records, there is a familial connection between Duane Keith “Keffe D” Davis and the residence. Nevertheless, the Las Vegas authorities have declined to verify the specific location that was investigated.

In his book, “Compton Street Legend,” Davis, a self-proclaimed member of the South Side Compton Crips gang, claims that he opened fire and drove alongside Shakur just off the Las Vegas Strip. However, he never reveals the identity of the gunman.

Davis stated that the uncle of Anderson Orlando, who was identified as another member of the Crips gang, was killed in a gang shootout in Compton a year and a half after Shakur’s death.

Neither Davis nor the mentioned inhabitant of the residence returned phone calls on Wednesday.

Nevada does not have a statute of limitations for prosecuting homicide cases, so those responsible for the getaway vehicle can be held accountable even though they did not trigger the pull under certain circumstances.

While traveling towards a trendy new nightclub, a line of extravagant cars was being guided by Knight, the former owner of Shakur’s music company, past the MGM Grand Hotel and Caesars Palace. Tragically, Shakur was fatally shot while riding in a BMW chauffeured by Marion “Suge” Knight.

Shakur was flirting with women in a car nearby, unaware that he was pointing a semiautomatic pistol straight at them. A white Cadillac emerged from the Strip Vegas block at Koval and Flamingo Road, quietly pulling alongside the BMW that Shakur had paused next to.

Four gunshots struck the legendary hip-hop artist, and one grazed Knight. Shakur died from his injuries six days later. He was 25.

No one has ever been arrested for the killing, despite numerous conflicting theories and investigations by both federal agencies and the Los Angeles and Las Vegas police.

The Bloods associates were additionally protectors of Shakur. Shakur and Knight were associated with the Mob Piru Bloods, a competing Compton gang. Anderson, 21, was a member of the Southside Crips. He was recognized as having participated in a physical confrontation with Knight, Shakur, and their protectors on the evening of the deadly gunfire. Las Vegas authorities previously examined Anderson in relation to the killing.

The 2015 film “Murder Rap: Inside the Biggie and Tupac Murders,” along with A&E’s and USA Network’s “Unsolved,” including documentaries and conspiracy theories, has always been the focus of Shakur’s demise and that of his New York adversary, Notorious B.I.G., Who was murdered half a year later.

In 2017, he was enshrined into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, marking his initial year of qualification. Recently, Shakur was bestowed with his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.