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Last week, Las Vegas police searched a home in Henderson, Nevada as part of the ongoing investigation into the murder of rapper Tupac Shakur in the 1990s. Why was Tupac murdered, what’s the status of the investigation and why did the police search this home? Read on below to find out..
Why was Tupac murdered?
Rapper Tupac Shakur was shot four times and killed during a drive-by shooting in 1996 and his case has remained unsolved for nearly 27 years. The primary suspect in the case is Orlando “Baby Lane” Anderson, who was shot dead in an unrelated act of gang violence in 1998.
In a 2009 interview that was recorded secretly, Compton gang member Duane “Keefe D” Davis confessed that he gave a gun to Anderson, his nephew, and that Anderson was the one who killed Tupac. Davis has also admitted that he was in the front seat of the car, which Anderson shot Tupac from. He refused to say who the other passengers in the car were, however.
Tupac, along with Marion “Suge” Knight, the head of Death Row Records, and some of their entourage, reportedly beat Anderson at the MGM Grand arena following a Mike Tyson fight as part of a gang-related feud. Anderson allegedly retaliated with force, shooting at Shakur and Knight from the back of a Cadillac later that evening.
Last week, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department searched the home of Duane Davis’s wife in Henderson, Nevada, less than 20 miles from the Las Vegas Strip where Shakur was killed in a drive-by shooting in 1996.
Police took several laptops, .40-caliber bullets, some marijuana, and a Vibe magazine that featured Shakur as evidence. They also reportedly detained two people at the location. The evidence in the case is now being presented to a Las Vegas grand jury.
The investigation is expected to continue for weeks to months, and no charges have been filed yet. As the primary suspect is deceased, police seem to be primarily searching for others who may have been involved in the killing. We have yet to see whether the search last week produced any evidence that will help police solve the case. Duane Davis has not yet been arrested or charged with anything.
The Impact of Tupac Shakur’s Death
Tupac Shakur was one of the most influential music artists of all time and is widely considered to be one of, if not the, most talented rappers ever. He was known for his socially conscious lyrics and his ability to tell stories through his music, and his death had a profound impact on the music industry and on popular culture as a whole.
Shakur’s murder remains one of the most high-profile unsolved cases in American history. Despite the fact that he has been gone for nearly 27 years, his music continues to be celebrated by fans around the world, and many fans are still following the ongoing investigation.