Las Vegas Police have arrested a 60-year-old man in connection to the 1996 murder of Tupac Shakur – who was just 25 years old and in his prime at the time of his death. The arrest was made in Las Vegas on Friday (Sept. 29) morning and the man was identified as Duane Keith Davis (also known as Keffe D).
Several hours after the arrest was made, a Nevada grand jury charged Davis with a murder charge, according to the Associated Press – which sourced ‘two officials with first-hand knowledge of the arrest who requested anonymity to discuss the case.’ Of course, his arrest doesn’t come as much of a surprise.
The arrest comes just a few months after Las Vegas police raided Davis’ wife’s home – which is located in Henderson – and seized a copy of his memoir, multiple computers, a cellphone, a hard drive, .40-caliber bullets, a Vibe magazine featuring Tupac Shakur, and two tubs that contained a variety of photographs.
Duane Keith Davis hasn’t been shy about his involvement in the murder of Tupac Shakur, which occurred on September 13, 1996 as he was leaving a boxing match in Las Vegas. He was in a car driven by Marion ‘Suge’ Knight and surrounded by a convoy when a white Cadillac drove up and started shooting.
In a memoir by Davis, he admitted to being in the front passenger seat of the white Cadillac and admitting to slipping a gun into the backseat, where the shots were fired. He also admitted there were two people in the backseat, one of whom was his nephew, Orlando ‘Baby Lane’ Anderson – who died in 1998.
And his involvement isn’t news to the federal and local authorities. In the memoir, Davis says he met with authorities in a closed-door meeting in 2010 – where he agreed to speak about the deaths of Tupac and his rival, Biggie Smalls. In return, they let him off on drug charges after facing life in prison at the time.
The arrest of Davis is quite a big breakthrough in the investigation, which resulted in a lot of conspiracy theories and misinformation over the past 27 years. While we’re still waiting for police to determine and arrest the shooter, but it’s unclear if we will ever see that day. For now, it’s a small win for the LVPD.
Retired Police Detective Who Invesitaged Death of Tupac Shakur Speaks Out
One retired Las Vegas police detective, Greg Kading, is speaking out after the arrest of Duane Keith Davis. Kading was one of the many people to investigate the murder of Tupac Shakur – spending years on the case, but never making an official arrest. He says he’s not surprised by Davis’ murder charge.
Kading alluded to the recent admissions by Davis – both publicly and through his memoir – that gave the Las Vegas Police the momentum to finally make an arrest. The raiding of his wife’s home was certainly a tipping point, giving them all the ammunition they needed to not only make an arrest, but charge him.
“It’s those events that have given Las Vegas the ammunition and the leverage to move forward. Prior to Keffe D’s public declarations, the cases were unprosecutable as they stood,” he said of the arrest. Kading once wrote a book about the investigation and has been outspoken about Tupac’s murder for years.
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