Tupac Shakur, one of the most iconic rappers of all time, was shot and killed in Las Vegas in 1996. His murder has been unsolved for decades, but a suspect was arrested in connection with the crime.
According to officials, Davis, 60, was detained in Las Vegas early on Friday. In July, a search warrant was executed at his wife’s Henderson home as part of the ongoing investigation into the incident.
The suspect, Keefe D. Davis, was a member of the Southside Crips, a rival gang of Tupac’s. He was arrested on charges of conspiracy to commit murder and accessory to murder.
In his autobiography “Compton Street Legends,” Davis named Orlando Anderson as the shooter who killed Tupac.
In 1998, Anderson, a South Side Compton Crips gang member, lost his life in another gang-related shooting at the age of 23.
He is also accused of helping to plan and execute the murder.
Davis’ arrest is the first major development in the Tupac murder case in many years. It is unclear if he will be convicted of the charges against him, but his arrest has given new hope to fans and investigators alike.
“I know a lot of people have been watching and waiting for this day. Tupac Shakur is a music legend and for a long time, this community and worldwide have been wanting justice for Tupac. Today we are taking that first step,” as stated by Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson at a police press conference Friday afternoon.