The Las Vegas Police Department has arrested and charged the man they believe is responsible for ordering the murder of Tupac in 1996. The rapper was killed in a drive-by shooting in the city more than 25 years ago, and while authorities have had multiple leads over the years, the crime remained unsolved… until now. Duane “Keffe D” Davis was indicted on murder charges on Friday, September 29, AP reports.
- The LVPD has known about Duane Davis since the beginning. He was one of four suspects named in connection with the crime. While authorities don’t believe Davis is the one who ultimately pulled the trigger, the gangster is accused of being the one to order the murder in the first place, they said at a news conference. In Nevada, that’s enough to get you charged with the crime itself.
- If it wasn’t for Duane Davis, Tupac would perhaps still be alive. As Las Vegas homicide detective Lt. Jason Johannson said, “Duane Davis was the shot caller for this group of individuals that committed this crime, and he orchestrated the plan that was carried out.”
- Davis has never particularly denied his involvement. In fact, he wrote a tell-all memoir back in 2019 titled “Compton Street Legend” in which he admitted to providing the gun used to end Tupac’s life. This was ultimately his undoing, as authorities say Davis’ flagrant comments led them to investigate him further.
- The now 60-year-old was arrested while walking near his home. He’s been indicted on one count of murder with a deadly weapon and will appear in court next week. If he’s convicted, a grand jury voted to add an additional 20 years to his sentence for gang activity.
- Tupac’s sister, Sekyiwa “Set” Shakur, is thrilled with the fact that her brother may finally get justice. “This is no doubt a pivotal moment. The silence of the past 27 years surrounding this case has spoken loudly in our community,” she said in a statement. “It’s important to me that the world, the country, the justice system, and our people acknowledge the gravity of the passing of this man, my brother, my mother’s son, my father’s son.”