Suspect Charged with the Murder of Rapper Tupac Shakur

2023-09-30

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A suspect has been charged with murder of rapper Tupac Shakur

On Friday (Sept. 29), Duane “Keffe D” Davis was charged with the murder of rapper Tupac Shakur. The murder took place in Las Vegas back in 1996. It’s a legendary case that has angered both investigators and the public. For years, it seemed as if authorities would never find the murderer.

A Nevada grand jury indicted Davis on one count of murder with a deadly weapon. The news came from Clark County Chief Deputy District Attorney Marc DiGiacomo. The ruling isn’t a total surprise. Investigators have been eyeing Davis for years. In fact, in Davis’ 2019 tell-all memoir, “Compton Street Legend,” he even states that he was in the Cadillac that housed the gunman who shot Shakur during the drive-by shooting.

“For 27 years the family of Tupac Shakur has been waiting for justice,” Clark County Sheriff Kevin McMahill said during a news conference. “While I know there’s been many people who did not believe that the murder of Tupac Shakur was important to this police department, I’m here to tell you that is simply not the case.”

In addition, following Davis’ 2018 interview, Johansson said the department “knew this was likely our last time to take a run at this case to successfully solve this case and bring forth a criminal charge.”

Police arrested Davis Friday morning as he was walking around his home Henderson, Nevada, according to DiGiacomo. Also, on Friday, Clark County District Judge Jerry Wiese denied Davis bail. So far, Davis hasn’t issued an official statement about the arrest.

Shakur is considered one of the most influential rappers of all time.¬†As for the initial murder of rapper Tupac Shakur, on Sept. 7, 1996, Shakur was in a BMW that Death Row Records founder Marion “Suge” Knight was in, within a convoy of other cars. The convoy was at a red light near the Las Vegas Strip. Then, a white Cadillac came up next to them. Then, someone in the white Cadillac shot Shakur multiple times. Shakur passed away a week later.

Charles Ken
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