Man arrested in connection with Tupac Shakur's 1996 murder

Written by Henrik Rothen

Sep.29 - 2023 7:46 PM CET

Man arrested in connection with Tupac Shakur's 1996 murder.

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According to the Associated Press (AP), Las Vegas police have arrested a man in connection with the murder of iconic rapper Tupac Shakur, who was killed in 1996.

The arrested individual is 60-year-old Duane Davis, also known as Keffe D, a member of the California-based gang The South Side Compton Crips.

New Developments in a Cold Case

Duane Davis had previously revealed in his 2019 book, 'Compton Street Legend,' that he was present in the Cadillac from which Tupac was shot.

This summer, Las Vegas police reopened the investigation into the 27-year-old murder case. During the investigation, they searched a home owned by Paula Clemons, who is married to Duane Davis.

The search led to the confiscation of multiple tablets, an iPhone, five computers, USB drives, hard drives, and photographs.

Charges and Legal Proceedings

It is not yet clear what specific charges Duane Davis faces. AP has been in contact with two police officers familiar with the arrest, which took place on Friday morning, U.S. time.

They declined to comment until Davis appears before a judge later in the day.

The Legacy of Tupac Shakur

Tupac Shakur was a prominent figure in the American hip-hop scene in the early '90s. He released four albums during his short-lived career. Shakur was shot in a drive-by shooting on September 7, 1996, and died six days later from his injuries.

The case has remained unsolved, with several suspects, including Orlando Anderson, Duane Davis's nephew, being considered but never confirmed.

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