Duane "Keefe D" Davis (left), 60, receiving a murder indictment from a Nevada grand jury. Tupac Shakur (right).

Man Indicted On Murder Charges In The 1996 Killing Of Tupac Shakur


A breakthrough has been reached in the unresolved murder of Tupac Shakur, with Duane “Keefe D” Davis, 60, receiving a murder indictment from a Nevada grand jury. Davis was arrested recently, almost three decades post the infamous 1996 drive-by incident. Clark County District Judge has refused Davis any bail.

This investigation breakthrough came due to the combined efforts of retired and currently serving Metro officers. Davis’s 2019 memoir, “Compton Street Legend,” was pivotal in reigniting the inquiry into the case. In this memoir and interviews, Davis confessed to being present in the vehicle during the shooting, revealing significant details related to the incident, including his role in passing the weapon used.

Davis identified his nephew, Orlando “Baby Lane” Anderson, as a fellow passenger in the Cadillac, from where the fatal shots were reportedly fired, just after a scuffle between Shakur and Anderson at a casino. It’s believed that the altercation was the precursor to the planned retaliatory attack against Shakur and his associates. Surveillance footage unveiled at the conference presented Shakur and others assaulting Anderson before security intervened.

Shakur was in a vehicle with Marion “Suge” Knight and others when they were approached by the white Cadillac. Shakur was critically wounded in the ensuing gunfire and succumbed to his injuries a week later.

A July raid on Davis’s residence in Henderson yielded computers, a cellphone, a hard drive, a magazine featuring Shakur, and multiple .40-caliber bullets, among other items linked to Shakur’s murder.

Despite the prolonged delay, District Attorney Steve Wolfson asserted that justice is imminent in this long-outstanding case, symbolizing a profound development in a case that has baffled federal and local authorities for nearly 30 years.

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Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Springfield Armory Hellcat OSP, with a Shield Sights RMSC Red Dot, that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in a Vedder Holsters ComfortTuck IWB holster.

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