Las Vegas police are searching the home in connection with the murder of Tupac Shakur

On Monday, Las Vegas police searched a home in connection with the investigation into the murder of rap star Tupac Shakur.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department searched a home in Henderson, Nevada, less than 20 miles from the Las Vegas Strip where Shakur, 25, was killed in a drive-by shooting in 1996.

“The LVMPD can confirm that a search warrant was issued in Henderson, Nevada on July 17, 2023, as part of the ongoing murder investigation of Tupac Shakur,” Las Vegas police said in a statement. “We will have no further comment at this time.”

When was Tupac killed?

Rapper Tupac Shakur poses for photos backstage after his performance at the Regal Theater in Chicago in March 1994.

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On the night of September 7, 1996, Shakur and Death Row Records president Marion “Suge” Knight left a boxing match at the MGM Grand in a black BMW.

As they were stopped at a red light at East Flamingo and Koval Lane on the Las Vegas Strip, a white Cadillac pulled up towards Shakur’s car and opened fire. Shakur was hit by several bullets and succumbed to his injuries six days later.

Las Vegas police said no one has been arrested or charged with the shooting, in part because witnesses refused to cooperate with authorities.

Tupac murder investigation

The investigation into Shakur’s murder has been going on for nearly three decades.

In 2019, it was alleged that Greg Kading, a retired LAPD detective CBS News Los Angeles that Shakur’s murder had already been solved after Duane Davis – aka Keffe D – confessed his involvement in Shakur’s murder during his interrogation in connection with the Biggie Smalls murder.

But at the time, Las Vegas police only said the case was still open for investigation.

Tupac’s legacy

Last month, thanks He was posthumously awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame In honor of his contributions to the arts, as well as his activism for racial equality.

In May Oakland City Council, Calif They voted unanimously To rename the stretch of MacArthur Street between Grand Avenue and Van Buren Street, where the rapper once lived, as the “Tupac Shakur Way”.

The rapper has influenced the hip-hop genre and amassed a global fan base, selling more than 75 million records worldwide and winning six Grammy Award nominations during his short five-year career.

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