Suspect Keefe D is arrested in connection with Tupac murder: Compton Crip gang leader confessed in his memoir about hunting down and executing rapper in 1996 drive-by
- Duane ‘Keefe D’ Davis has been arrested in connection with the death of Tupac
Las Vegas police have arrested someone in connection with the 1996 shooting of Tupac Shakur.
Duane ‘Keefe D’ Davis was taken into custody on Friday morning, though the exact charges remain unclear. Davis has spoken openly about being at the scene of the drive-by shooting 27 years ago.
A Netflix documentary previously named Davis’ nephew as the shooter, despite the gangster bragging about killing Tupac in September 1996, in books and interviews.
The Compton Crip gang leader, 60, even wrote a memoir confessing to his role in the fatal shooting of the hip-hop legend.
He claimed in the 2018 documentary that he was riding in the car with his nephew Orlando Anderson and handed him the murder weapon before he fired.
American rapper and actor Tupac Shakur was killed in a drive by shooting which has been unsolved for 27 years
The Compton Crip gang leader, 60, even wrote a memoir confessing to his role in the fatal shooting of the hip-hop legend
Shakur was 25 when he was gunned down on the Vegas strip, with Davis writing in his 2019 tell-all memoir ‘Compton Street Legend,’ that he was in the Cadillac involved in the shooting.
In the book, he said that he told authorities about his involvement in the killing in 2010, during a closed-door meeting with federal and local authorities.
‘They promised they would shred the indictment and stop the grand jury if I helped them out,’ he wrote.
At the time, he was 46 and facing life in prison on drug charges when he agreed to speak with the authorities.
The arrest comes two months after Vegas cops raided Davis’ wife’s home on July 17, looking for items ‘concerning the murder of Tupac Shakur.’
Authorities seized multiple computers, a cell phone and a hard drive from the property, and a Vibe magazine featuring Shakur.
They also took several 40-caliber bullets, two ‘tubs containing photographs’ and a copy of Davis’ memoir.
Insiders to the investigation claimed in August that homicide detectives were ‘optimistic’ about bringing a charge in the case.
Shakur was 25 when he was gunned down on the Vegas strip in September 1996
Sources told The US Sun that the district attorney’s office was set to present their case to a grand Jury last month.
They added that a criminal case was expected ‘imminently’, and they were looking at ‘first-degree murder potentially for Keffe D’, based on Nevada law.