A man has been arrested in connection with the 1996 fatal shooting of rapper Tupac Shakur.
Duane "Keffe D" Davis was arrested by Las Vegas police early Friday morning on the suspicion of murder, two officials with first-hand knowledge of the arrest told the Associated Press.
Davis is one of the last living witnesses of the 1996 shooting, with Davis writing in his 2019 memoir that he was in the Cadillac from which the shots were fired during the shooting.
Shakur was killed at the age of 25. He was being driven by Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight in a BMW when at a red light in LAs Vegan when the Cadillac stopped next to them and opened fire.
On July 17, police raided Davis’ wife’s home in nearby Henderson, with documents stating that police were looking for items "concerning the murder of Tupac Shakur."
Police reportedly took a hard drive, a cell phone, multiple computers and .40-caliber bullets, a Vibe magazine that featured Shakur, two "tubs containing photographs, and a copy of Davis’ memoir titled "Compton Street Legend."
Davis wrote in his memoir that he was in the front passenger seat of the Cadillac "and had slipped the weapon used in the killing into the backseat, from where he said the shots were fired," the Associated Press reports.
Davis wrote that he first broke his silence about the day in 2010 during a closed-door meeting with federal and local authorities, where at the time he was facing life in prison on drug charges.
"They offered to let me go for running a ‘criminal enterprise’ and numerous alleged murders for the truth about the Tupac and Biggie murders," he wrote, referencing the March 1997 murder of Shakur’s rival, Biggie Smalls, also known as Notorious B.I.G. "They promised they would shred the indictment and stop the grand jury if I helped them out."
Retired Los Angeles police detective Greg Kading, who spent years investigating the killing and wrote a book on the topic, said Davis’ arrest and indictment wasn’t surprising.
"It’s so long overdue," Kading said. "People have been yearning for him to be arrested for a long time. It’s never been unsolved in our minds. It’s been unprosecuted."
Kading said the investigation has received new momentum in recent years following Davis’ memoir and public descriptions of his role in the killing.
"It’s those events that have given Las Vegas the ammunition and the leverage to move forward," Kading said. "Prior to Keffe D’s public declarations, the cases were unprosecutable as they stood."This is a breaking story and will be updated.
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