Man Arrested For 1996 Drive-By Shooting Of Tupac Shakur

Man Arrested For 1996 Drive-By Shooting Of Tupac Shakur

A man has been arrested in connection with the drive-by shooting of hip-hop legend Tupac Shakur, who tragically lost his life in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas on September 7, 1996, at the age of 25.

Remarkably, no one had been arrested in connection with Shakur's murder until now, after 27 long years.

Early this morning, on Friday, September 29, a man named Duane 'Keffe D' Davis, a member of The South Side Compton Crips, was taken into custody.

While the specific charge or charges were not initially disclosed, an update has revealed that Davis has been indicted by a grand jury for one count of murder with a deadly weapon, as stated by Clark County prosecutor Marc DiGiacomo during court proceedings.

Tupac Shakur, widely regarded as one of the most influential rappers in history, was riding in a BMW driven by Marion 'Suge' Knight from Death Row Records when he was shot multiple times.

The tragic incident occurred while the car was waiting at a red light, and a white Cadillac pulled up alongside it. Davis was inside the Cadillac, a fact he openly admitted during an interview on a BET show.

The shooting followed a casino brawl earlier in the evening, involving Shakur and several others. Despite being rushed to the hospital, Shakur succumbed to his injuries a week later.

Earlier this year, authorities disclosed that they had searched a residence in connection with Shakur's murder.

Man Arrested For 1996 Drive-By Shooting Of Tupac Shakur

The search warrant was issued for a house located in the nearby city of Henderson, just outside of Las Vegas.

During the search, authorities found magazine articles about Tupac Shakur and his death, along with other items. These included a mobile phone, several .40-caliber bullets, and two containers with photographs.

Although the search was considered successful, detectives were unsure if any of the recovered items could directly link the investigation's target to the 1996 drive-by shooting that took Tupac's life on the Las Vegas Strip, as reported by ABC News.

It has since been disclosed that the house belonged to Duane 'Keffe D' Davis' wife.

Man Arrested For 1996 Drive-By Shooting Of Tupac Shakur

When questioned about Davis' potential arrest, retired Los Angeles police detective Greg Kading, who had dedicated years to the case, responded to The Associated Press: "It's so long overdue."

"People have been yearning for him to be arrested for a long time. It's never been unsolved in our minds. It's been unprosecuted."

In his memoir, titled "COMPTON STREET LEGEND: Notorious Keffe D's Street-Level Accounts of Tupac and Biggie Murders, Death Row Origins, Suge Knight, Puffy Combs, and Crooked Cops," Davis, who asserts himself as one of the 'last living witnesses to the shooting,' recounts discussing the Shakur shooting with both federal and local authorities. This conversation occurred during his 2010 arrest on drug charges when he was potentially facing a life sentence.

Davis' memoir states: "They promised they would shred the indictment and stop the grand jury if I helped them out."