Police arrest suspect in infamous hip-hop artist Tupac's cold case murder case

    WORLD  30 September 2023 - 07:56

    Las Vegas police have arrested a man believed to be responsible for the 1996 drive-by shooting of hip hop star Tupac Shakur, which has since then remained unsolved and turned into one of the most infamous unsolved murders in pop culture. 

    Duane “Keffe D” Davis, a former drug dealer, who has described himself as one of the last living witnesses of the shooting, was taken into custody early on September 29 after he was indicted by a grand jury for one count of murder with a deadly weapon, CNN reported.

    Marc DiGiacomo, the Clark County prosecutor said the grand jury heard evidence in the case for several months, and alleged that Davis acted as the “on-ground, on-site commander” who “ordered the death” of Shakur.

    Davis, whose late nephew Orlando Anderson was considered a suspect in Shakur’s murder, has long been known to investigators. He admitted in interviews and in his 2019 tell-all memoir, Compton Street Legend, that he was in the white Cadillac from which gunfire erupted during the September 1996 shooting. Shakur was 25 years old and died from his wounds six days later. Davis was a leader of the South Side Crips gang and wrote in his book about running a “multimillion-dollar nationwide drug empire”.

    “It has often been said that justice delayed is justice denied”, Steve Wolfson, the Clark county district attorney, told the Associated Press after the hearing. “In this case, justice has been delayed, but justice won’t be denied.”

    The arrest comes two months after Las Vegas police raided the home of Davis’s wife, Paula Clemons, in Henderson. Documents reported, that police were looking for items “concerning the murder of Tupac Shakur”.

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