Former LAPD Detective: Tupac Murder Confession Should Lead to Charges

  • Greg Kading said that Keffe should have been arrested after the shocking confession.
  • Keffe has admitted involvement in the homicide.
  • The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has stated that it is not looking to arrest anyone connected to the case.

A former LAPD detective who was involved in the Tupac Shakur murder investigation has proclaimed that Duane “Keffe D” Davis, a suspect in the case, should be put behind bars for his admitted involvement in the homicide. Keffe has, on several occasions, provided blow-by-blow details of events leading up to the slaying in 1996.

Tupac Shakur, a highly successful American hip hop artist, was fatally shot on September 7, 1996, in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was 25 years old. His murder remains unsolved.

Speaking to KCAL9, last Friday, detective Greg Kading said that Keffe should have been arrested after the shocking confession, which he first made about a decade ago, and most recently on BET. Kading faults the state’s legal stipulations. They prevent the original admission from being admissible in court. This is because it was made during a proffer session.

According to Kading, Keffe had confessed to passing a gun to Orlando “Baby Lane” Anderson, who then shot Shakur. However, remarks made by Keffe regarding the incident in the public domain are not protected.

Speaking on BET’s Death Row Chronicles last year, Keffe revealed that he was in the car with Anderson and a friend when the shooting started. Recounting the night, he disclosed that Anderson and the colleague were in the back seat, adding simply that “the shots came from the back seat.” He declines to say which one of them pulled the trigger.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has commented on the matter and stated that the Tupac case is still open, but they are not looking to arrest anyone. The following is the department’s exact statement:

“We are aware of the statements made in a BET interview regarding the Tupac case. As a result of those statements, we have spent the last several months reviewing the case in its entirety. Various reports that an arrest warrant is about to be submitted are inaccurate. This case still remains an open homicide case.”

A Few Unconfirmed Theories

The rapper Christopher Wallace, known as The Notorious B.I.G., denied playing a role in the murder. Six months later, Wallace himself was fatally shot in a drive-by shooting by an unknown assailant on March 9, 1997.

The Tupac murder mystery remains unsolved to this day. According to investigators involved in the case, witnesses were generally uncooperative. Investigative journalists have also concluded that the police failed to pursue witnesses and suspects involved in the gang-related homicide.

Shakur was, at the time, affiliated with the Mob Piru Bloods, who were in a constant tussle with the Crips for territory. On the night of the shooting, Tupac and his gang attacked Orlando Anderson in the lobby of MGM Grand. Tupac and Suge Knight, the CEO of Death Row Records, were there to attend a Mike Tyson fight.

Anderson is believed to have called upon his fellow gang members to join him in the retaliatory attack. Anderson was in turn shot and killed in 1998 in a carwash shootout.

Another unconfirmed theory explains that the Notorious B.I.G., who was at the time feuding with Tupac, had paid money to the Crips gang to have him killed, and so on that fateful night, the motives aligned.

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Samuel Gush

Samuel Gush is a Technology, Entertainment, and Political News writer at Communal News.

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