After over 26 years, the murder of legendary rapper Tupac Shakur has finally taken a major step forward. On Friday, a Nevada grand jury indicted Duane “Keffe D” Davis on a charge of murder with the use of a deadly weapon. Davis is the uncle of Orlando Anderson, one of Tupac’s known rivals who was involved in a casino brawl with the rapper on the night of his death.
Keffe D has long been a suspect in the case, but this is the first time he has been formally charged. In interviews and his 2019 memoir, “Compton Street Legend,” Davis admitted to being in the car allegedly used in the shooting. He has also claimed that Anderson was the shooter, but Anderson denied any involvement in the killing before his death in 1998.
Tupac was shot multiple times on September 7, 1996, in Las Vegas after attending a Mike Tyson boxing match. He died six days later at the age of 25. The case has remained unsolved for decades, despite numerous investigations and theories about who was involved.
The indictment of Keffe D is a significant development in the case, but it remains to be seen whether he will be convicted. He has denied any involvement in the shooting, and his attorney has said that he will fight the charges.
The arrest of Keffe D comes after a renewed interest in the case in recent years. In 2018, the Las Vegas Police Department reopened the investigation, and in 2022, they released a new sketch of a possible suspect.
The arrest of Keffe D is a bittersweet moment for Tupac’s fans. While it is finally a step towards justice, it is also a reminder of the senseless violence that took the life of one of the most influential musicians of all time.
The indictment of Keffe D is a significant development in the Tupac Shakur murder case, but it remains to be seen whether it will lead to a conviction. Keffe D has denied any involvement in the shooting, and his attorney has said that he will fight the charges.
The case is complicated by the fact that Keffe D’s nephew, Orlando Anderson, was one of Tupac’s rivals is something worthy of note. Anderson was involved in a casino brawl with Tupac on the night of the shooting, and Keffe D has claimed that Anderson was the shooter. However, Anderson denied any involvement in the killing, and he died in an unrelated gang shooting two years later.
The indictment of Keffe D is a hopeful sign that the case may finally be moving forward. However, it is important to remember that he is still presumed innocent until proven guilty.