A recent arrest has been made in Las Vegas related to the 1996 murder of the rapper Tupac Shakur, according to a law enforcement source familiar with the case. The individual arrested on Friday is Duane Keith Davis, also known as "Keffe D," whose wife's Henderson residence was searched in July as part of the ongoing investigation into the shooting. The Las Vegas Metro Police Department is scheduled to hold a press conference later on Friday to provide more details.
Tupac Shakur was fatally shot while leaving a boxing match on the Las Vegas Strip, and his tragic death at the age of 25 has been the subject of conspiracy theories and a lengthy investigation spanning decades.
Davis has consistently claimed to have been present at the scene of the crime, stating that he was in the front seat of the white Cadillac that pulled up alongside Shakur's car when gunshots were fired from the back seat, resulting in the rapper's death. Shakur was shot four times and passed away six days later.
During the July search of Davis's wife's home, law enforcement officers confiscated a copy of Davis's memoir, which recounted his involvement in street gang life and the murder of Tupac Shakur. In the memoir, Davis portrays himself as one of only two surviving witnesses to the shooting, the other being Marion 'Suge' Knight, the former CEO of Death Row Records, who is currently serving a prison sentence for manslaughter in an unrelated case.
When asked about the identity of the person who fired the shots among the four men in the car, Davis cryptically responded, "Going to keep it for the code of the streets. It just came from the backseat, bro."
Tupac's stepbrother, Mopreme Shakur, who is also a rapper, expressed mixed feelings about Davis's arrest. He remarked, "We have endured decades of pain. They have been aware of this individual, who has been talking for years." He further questioned why the arrest was happening now and if there were any accomplices involved in the murder.