Las Vegas police have arrested someone in connection with the 1996 shooting of Tupac Shakur.
Duane ‘Keefe D’ Davis was taken into custody on Friday morning, though the exact charges remain unclear. He has spoken openly about being at the scene of the drive-by shooting 27 years ago.
A Netflix documentary previously named Davis’ nephew as the shooter, despite the gangster bragging about killing Tupac in September 1996, in books and interviews.
The Compton Crip gang leader, 60, even wrote a memoir confessing to his role in the fatal shooting of the hip-hop legend.
He claimed in the 2018 documentary that he was riding in the car with his nephew Orlando Anderson and handed him the murder weapon before he fired.
Shakur was 25 when he was shot four times in the chest on September 7, 1996 while he was in Las Vegas. He died on September 13.
Davis wrote in his 2019 tell-all memoir ‘Compton Street Legend,’ that he was in the Cadillac involved in the shooting.
In the book, he said that he told authorities about his involvement in the killing in 2010, during a closed-door meeting with federal and local authorities.
‘They promised they would shred the indictment and stop the grand jury if I helped them out,’ he wrote.
At the time, he was 46 and facing life in prison on drug charges when he agreed to speak with the authorities.
The arrest comes two months after Vegas cops raided Davis’ wife’s home on July 17, looking for items ‘concerning the murder of Tupac Shakur.’
Authorities seized multiple computers, a cell phone and a hard drive from the property, and a Vibe magazine featuring Shakur.
They also took several 40-caliber bullets, two ‘tubs containing photographs’ and a copy of Davis’ memoir.
Insiders to the investigation claimed in August that homicide detectives were ‘optimistic’ about bringing a charge in the case.
Sources told The US Sun that the district attorney’s office was set to present their case to a grand Jury last month.
They added that a criminal case was expected ‘imminently’, and they were looking at ‘first-degree murder potentially for Keffe D’, based on Nevada law.
Metro Police investigators made ‘long and careful considerations’ over moving forward on the case, saying that they ‘did not enter into the investigation lightly.’
‘They knew that the world would be watching if they took any action against Davis,’ a source said. ‘They do not want to make any missteps.’
A separate source added that Keefe’s gloating had ‘talked himself into huge legal trouble’.
‘Who knows what Keefe will do,’ they said. ‘Maybe he might try to negotiate a plea deal.
Keefe D talks about the killing of Tupac and we also hear the police confession tapes
Keefe said that he, Orlando and two other people were in the white Cadillac. They had guns with them. Vlad says that there’s a rumour that it was the girls that alerted them to Tupac’s presence. He said no.
(Some girls had driven up beside Tupac and Suge’s BMW and Tupac had invited them to Suge’s club for the after party).
Keefe said that they were driving down the road when they saw the BMW. Tupac was hanging out of the window as if it was a parade. They heard the girls shouting, “Tupac! Tupac”! afterwards. They drove up beside the BMW and Baby Lane reached across the other passenger and opened fire. Keefe D said that he saw a bullet hit Suge in the head and he thought that Suge was dead (the bullet just grazed him). He said that he was on the other side of the Cadillac and if the BMW had been on his side, he would have shot them.
Vlad asked if any of the Death Row crew returned fire and Keefe said that they did. The video cuts to Reggie Wright (more about him later) and he said that Bountry (Mob James’ younger brother) and some Death Row people fired back.
Keefe said some women in another car tried to chase their Cadillac, but they shot out the women’s windows and they stopped.
Keefe initially didn’t want to talk, but Vlad read passages from his book and played the police confession tape and Keefe told his story.
The reason that Keefe can talk is because he made a deal with the government. They got him on some drug charges, but they wanted more evidence on the Tupac case, so they made a deal with him that granted him immunity on the drugs charges and anything that he might tell them about the killing of Tupac.
In another video Vlad asked him if he is scared that the government can still charge him for something he did that night and he said that he’s not scared.
All the other people that were with Keefe D in the Cadillac that night are all dead.
Vlad also interviewed other gangsters who said that they don’t respect Keefe D because he snitched on his dead nephew. Vlad asked him if he was worried that gangsters might want to get revenge. He said that he’s not worried about anything because he’s still the same person that he was and he knows how to protect himself to the fullest.