Tu­pac Shakur

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A new tele­vi­sion doc­u­men­tary claims to have solved the 22-year-old mur­der of rap star Tu­pac Shakur.

Rap­per Keefe D, real name Duane Keith Davis, is dy­ing from cancer. He says he is the only per­son still alive who can re­veal what hap­pened on the night of Septem­ber 7, 1996 and wanted to do so be­fore he passes away. It is known that Tu­pac and Death Row Records boss Suge Knight at­tended the Mike Tyson v Bruce Sel­don box­ing match at the MGM Grand in Las Ve­gas. Af­ter the fight, Or­lando ‘Baby Lane’ An­der­son was spot­ted in the MGM Grand lobby. He, and other mem­bers of the Crips gang, had al­legedly robbed a Death Row em­ployee ear­lier in the year. Tu­pac, along with his and Suge Knight’s en­tourage, took re­venge by at­tack­ing An­der­son.

Later that night, An­der­son, plus fel­low Crips Keefe D, Ter­rence ‘T-Brown’ Brown, and De­An­dre ‘Dre’ Smith, searched Las Ve­gas for Tu­pac with the in­ten­tion of ex­act­ing ret­ri­bu­tion. He was even­tu­ally found, ac­cord­ing to Keefe D, stand­ing up through the open top of a car ‘like a celebrity in a pa­rade.’ The Crips pulled along­side in their car and Or­lando An­der­son fired the shots from which Tu­pac even­tu­ally suc­cumbed six days later. As­sum­ing Keefe D’s words are true, they con­firm a 2002 story in the Los An­ge­les

Times by in­ves­tiga­tive re­porter Chuck Phillips who named An­der­son as Tu­pac’s killer. He had died four years ear­lier, aged 24, in an un­re­lated gang shoot­ing. Las Ve­gas po­lice had dis­counted An­der­son as a sus­pect af­ter one brief in­ter­view.

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