Tupac Shakur Murder Suspect Arrested After 27 Years

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Duane “Keffe D” Davis Was Allegedly in the Car When Shakur Was Shot and Killed in 1996

Las Vegas police have arrested a man in the 1996 drive-by shooting death of Tupac Shakur. Duane “Keffe D” Davis was taken into custody early Friday morning.

Davis has long been known to investigators and has himself admitted in interviews and in his 2019 tell-all memoir that he was in the car where the gunfire erupted.

The arrest comes two months after Las Vegas police raided Davis’ wife’s home in neighboring Henderson. Documents said police were looking for items “concerning the murder of Tupac Shakur.”

Shakur was 25 when he was gunned down in a drive-by shooting near the Las Vegas Strip on the night of Sept. 7, 1996. The rapper was in a BMW driven by Death Row Records founder Marion “Suge” Knight in a convoy of about 10 cars. They were waiting at a red light when a white Cadillac pulled up next to them and gunfire erupted.

Shakur was shot multiple times and died a week later.

In 2018, after a cancer diagnosis, Davis admitted publicly in an interview for a BET show to being inside the Cadillac during the attack. He implicated his nephew, Orlando “Baby Lane” Anderson, saying he was one of two people in the back seat where the shots were fired.

The shooting happened shortly after a casino brawl earlier in the evening involving Anderson, Shakur and others.

Anderson denied any involvement in the Shakur shooting. He died two years later in a shooting in Compton, California.

Shakur’s death came as his fourth solo album, “All Eyez on Me,” remained on the charts, with some 5 million copies sold. Nominated six times for a Grammy Award, Shakur is largely considered one of the most influential and versatile rappers of all time.

Source: NewsNow.com

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