Killer of Tupac Alleged Claims: In this article, Tupac Shakur was an influential and revered hip-hop artist of his time who tragically was shot in Las Vegas on September 7, 1996 and died six days later at age 25. Although the case remains unresolved, one man who claimed a role in his killing recently made an astonishing admission that they lied about it for money.
Who is Keffe D?
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Duane “Keffe D” Davis is an ex-member of the Southside Crips street gang from Compton, California. He was related to Orlando Anderson who was later killed in an unrelated shooting incident; Keffe D has also been arrested multiple times on various charges such as drug trafficking, robbery and murder.
What did he say?
Keffe D was arrested in Las Vegas and indicted with one count of murder with use of deadly weapon and gang enhancement in connection to Tupac’s killing, in September 2023. He pled not guilty and requested bail of $100,000. He claimed in his bail application that his involvement was for entertainment and financial gain and not criminal behavior. He stated in interviews and his 2019 tell-all memoir “Compton Street Legend”, that he provided the gun used in Tupac’s shooting but only did so to increase book sales and gain publicity. Suge Knight, co-founder of Death Row Records and Tupac’s friend who was present when Anderson shot him recently revealed in another interview that Anderson wasn’t responsible.
What is the evidence?
The district attorney maintained that Keffe D was “on-site commander in the effort to kill Shakur and Suge Knight”, as evidenced by his book and interviews; as well as having obtained the firearm used for their killing. They presented additional proof from a 2002 Los Angeles Times investigation that reported Anderson fired the fatal shots, as well as from 2015 documentary ‘Murder Rap”, featuring Keffe D’s confession implicating himself and Anderson. Furthermore, the prosecutor pointed out Keffe D had an extensive history of violence and criminal activity as well as being flight risk and community.
What is the outcome?
The judge denied Keffe D’s bail request and set his trial date for 2024; if found guilty he could serve up to 30 years in prison. Keffe D has long been suspected in Tupac’s killing; speculation and conspiracy theories continue surrounding its mystery as Tupac’s fans and family await justice while Keffe D remains uncertain of his future.