Following Rumors, Vegas Police Confirm Tupac Murder Case Remains Unsolved

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A former Compton druglord, on his deathbed, confesses to information about the notorious murder. It’s included in new Netflix series “Unsolved, the Tupac and Biggie Murders.”

Jul 11, 2018
Tupac Shakur, pictured at the 10th Annual Soul Train Music Awards in June 1996.

Tupac Shakur, pictured at the 10th Annual Soul Train Music Awards in June 1996. (Photo by Steve Granitz Archive/WireImage)

Las Vegas Police have confirmed the homicide case involving esteemed rapper Tupac “2Pac” Shakur remains unsolved, twenty-one years after his untimely death. Shakur died as a result of a targeted drive-by shooting occurring in September of 1996.

The incident happened after he attended a boxing match between Mike Tyson and Bruce Seldon. Suge Knight, his then manager and producer was driving the vehicle at the time of his murder.

The theories surrounding the homicide were recently ignited by Netflix series “Unsolved, the Tupac and Biggie Murders,” released in February. The series includes a taped interview with a man named Duane Keith Davis, a former Compton-based druglord who confessed to Detective Greg Kading of the Los Angeles Police Department in 2011 to have been in the car with the shooter blamed for Tupac’s murder.

“People have been pursuing me for 20 years,” says Davis, “I’m coming out now because I have cancer, and I have nothing else to lose.”

Following Rumors Vegas Police Confirm Tupac Murder Case Remains Unsolved body Following Rumors, Vegas Police Confirm Tupac Murder Case Remains Unsolved
Black car in which rapper Tupac Shakur was fatally shot by unknown driveby assassins as he was riding with friend and Death Row records president Marion Suge Knight. (Photo by Malcolm Payne/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)

Davis also spoke about the Tupac murder in another recent documentary series called “The Death Row Chronicles” on BET.  Davis, known by his street name “Keefe Dee,” previously alleged that his late nephew, Orlando Anderson, was the one who fired the shots that led to Shakur’s death. More recently, in the Netflix Series, he said he wouldn’t identify who shot Tupac. 

Anderson faced interrogation from Las Vegas police immediately after the incident but was released. He eventually died several years later in a shootout unrelated to Shakur’s murder. 

An official statement by the Las Vegas Police Department says that they are fully aware of the comments made by Davis. The statement continues by claiming that the police have spent several months “reviewing the case in its entirety”  and that the “various reports that an arrest warrant is about to be submitted are inaccurate.”

Tupac Shakur was shot on September 7, 1996, and died six days later due to the internal bleeding caused by the shooting. He was 25 years old.

Jul 11, 2018