Police have arrested a man in connection with the 1996 murder of rapper Tupac Shakur in Las Vegas. Duane “Keffe D” Davis, who was arrested, described himself as the only living witness to the murder in his 2019 memoir.
Las Vegas police arrested Duane “Keff T” Davis on Friday in connection with the 1996 killing of popular American rapper Tupac Shakur. The basis on which the man was detained was not fully known, the AP reported, citing sources.
Shakur was shot from a passing Cadillac on September 7, 1996, and died of his injuries six days later. He is 25 years old.
Tupac Shakur’s murder is detailed in Davis’ memoir
Davis wrote in his 2019 memoir, “Compton Street Legend,” that he was one of the drivers of the Cadillac. He also said the decision to break the peace was part of an agreement with federal and local authorities. At the time, he was facing life in prison for drug offenses, the Associated Press reported.
In his book, the man described himself as one of the last living witnesses to the murder and pointed to his cousin, Orlando “Baby Lane” Anderson, as the man in the back seat of Shakur’s Cadillac when the car was shot up. This happened after a brawl involving Anderson, Shakur and others.
Anderson denied any involvement in killing the famous rapper, who died two years later in another shooting.
In July, police raided Davis’ wife’s home. However, it is not known whether the items found there and the seized computers led to any progress in the investigation.
According to Rolling Stone magazine, Tupac Shakur is one of the most popular and “most influential rappers of all time.” His albums have sold over 75 million copies.
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