Las Vegas police arrest Keffe D over 1996 murder of Tupac Shakur

Las Vegas police arrest Keffe D over 1996 murder of Tupac Shakur

In a significant development nearly three decades after the tragic murder of legendary hip-hop artist Tupac Shakur, Las Vegas police have charged Duane “Keffe D” Davis with his murder.


The rapper was; fatally shot in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas in 1996, and the identity of his killer has; remained a mystery until now.


Duane “Keffe D” Davis, 60, was indicted by a grand jury in Nevada on one count of murder with a deadly weapon. Marc DiaGiacomo, the prosecutor, described Davis as the “on-ground, on-site commander” who “ordered the death” of Tupac Shakur, according to CBS News. Davis was; apprehended near his residence earlier today.





Tupac Shakur was just 25 years old when he was; killed on September 13, 1996, after being; shot four times while waiting at a red light in his car. His murder has remained a subject of intrigue and inspired numerous documentaries.



At the time of his murder, Tupac Shakur was; embroiled in a feud with his rap rival, Biggie Smalls who was; tragically killed six months later in March 1997. This feud, which played out against the backdrop of the East Coast-West Coast rivalry was; a defining moment in hip-hop during the mid-1990s.





Shakur was signed to Los Angeles-based Death Row Records, while Smalls was represented by New York City-based Bad Boy Records. The feud escalated after Shakur was shot during a robbery in a New York City hotel lobby, with Shakur accusing Smalls of having prior knowledge of the attack.



Tupac Shakur, known by his stage name 2Pac, released his debut album in 1991 and went on to sell more than 75 million records worldwide. His chart-topping hits included “California Love,” “All Eyez On Me,” and “Changes.”





He also found success as an actor in films such as “Juice,” “Poetic Justice,” “Above The Rim,” “Gridlock’d,” and “Gang Related.”



In June of this year, the late rapper received a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, cementing his lasting impact on the music and entertainment industry.



The arrest of Duane “Keffe D” Davis marks a significant breakthrough in a case that has baffled investigators and fans alike for nearly three decades. The details surrounding the murder of Tupac Shakur are expected to come to light as the legal proceedings unfold.

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