Las Vegas home ransacked in connection with Tupac Shakur’s 1996 murder

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Las Vegas Metro police searched a home Monday in connection with the September 1996 death of Tupac Shakur, who was shot a block from the Las Vegas Strip and whose murder remains unsolved to this day.

Police raided a home in the Las Vegas area Monday night in connection with the long-unsolved murder of Tupac Shakur, Las Vegas Police Department said confirmed. The warrant, approved by the judge, was reportedly for 60-year-old Duane Davis, known as “Keefe D.”

Investigators served the search warrant Monday, but it’s unclear how Davis is connected to the address. Police searched the home for personal notes, photos and other documents related to Tupac’s death, a source familiar with the investigation said. What the police may have taken is not known as of Tuesday.

“LVMPD can confirm that a search warrant was served on July 17, 2023 in Henderson, Nevada, in connection with the ongoing investigation into the murder of Tupac Shakur,” Las Vegas Police Department said in a statement to the press. “At this point in time we will have no further comment.”

The search took place around 10:00 p.m. and the Las Vegas Police Department SWAT team was at the scene. Las Vegas homicide detectives and prosecutors said so reporter They determined Monday night that they had enough information to present to a Las Vegas grand jury as evidence in the case.

No charges have been filed and the investigation is expected to continue for weeks to months. Investigators have long believed the gunman is likely already dead, having been the victim of a separate shooting two years after Tupac’s death. However, the current investigation could clarify who was in the car with the shooter when the shots that killed Tupac rang out – which could lead to someone being charged as an accomplice.

After remaining unsolved for more than 20 years, the Tupac case gained new traction in 2018 with the airing of Unsolved: The Tupac and Biggie Murders on Netflix and the 2019 book Compton Street Legend by Duane Davis, aka Keefe D, who claims to be one of two living eyewitnesses to the shooting.

On the day of his shooting, Tupac had attended a boxing match with Suge Knight in Las Vegas and was in a black limousine on Las Vegas Boulevard when a white Cadillac pulled up next to him and opened fire. In this case, no arrests were made.

Months later, on March 9, 1997, rapper Christopher Wallace, known as Notorious BIG, was shot dead in Los Angeles. This shooting, which is also unsolved, is widely believed to be related to Tupac’s murder.