27 years later, and the mystery of Tupac Shakur's death still looms over our heads. However, it appears that we might finally be getting some answers soon, after a man was arrested and charged with murder over the weekend, in connection to the 1996 shooting.
The suspect, Duane Keith “Keefe D” Davis, was taken into custody by Las Vegas police months after being granted a search warrant on his wife's house. In past interviews, and in his 2019 memoir titled Compton Street Legend, Davis has confessed to having been present in the Cadillac along with Shakur's shooter. And finally, after several long years, he's officially become the first person arrested in direct connection with the murder of the rap icon. In court, a prosecutor also revealed that Davis has been charged with the intent to promote, further, or assist a criminal gang.
Tupac was killed at 25 years old after being shot four times in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas in 1996. His sister, Sekyiwa Shakur, has expressed that although "today is a victory," she "reserved judgement" until the legal proceedings are complete. "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," she wrote in an Instagram post. "There have been multiple hands involved and there remains so much surrounding the life and death of my brother Tupac and our Shakur family overall. We are seeking real justice, on all fronts," she continued. Her and Tupac's step-brother, Mopreme Shakur, called the charging of Davis "bittersweet," telling CNN, "We have been through decades of pain. They have known about this guy, who been running his mouth, for years. So why now? For us, this is not over. We want to know why, and if there were any accomplices."
In 2009, Davis was also questioned by Los Angeles police in connection with the murder of Brooklyn-born rapper The Notorious B.I.G. At the time, he confessed to being involved in Tupac's murder, alongside Compton-based gang member Orlando "Baby Lane" Anderson. "[Anderson] leaned over and rolled down the window and popped him," he told police. Stay tuned as we find out more about this breaking news...