Duane “Keffe D” Davis to be Arraigned for 1996 Tupac Shakur Murder

Duane “Keffe D” Davis to be Arraigned for 1996 Tupac Shakur Murder

Duane “Keffe D” Davis is scheduled for arraignment on Thursday regarding the 1996 drive-by murder of renowned rapper Tupac Shakur. Davis, 60, was indicted on an open murder count with the use of a deadly weapon, coupled with a gang enhancement by a Clark County grand jury last month. The indictment comes almost three decades after Shakur’s tragic demise. Since his arrest near his Las Vegas residence on September 29, Davis has remained in custody.

Earlier this month, Davis made his initial court appearance. His arraignment was deferred when he informed the judge of his lawyer’s absence and requested a two-week continuance.

Shakur met his untimely death on September 7, 1996, succumbing to injuries six days post being shot near the Las Vegas Strip. The incident took place after an altercation at the MGM Grand involving members of rival Compton gangs, Mob Piru Bloods and South Side Compton Crips.

Davis, acknowledged to have been in the Cadillac from where the shots were fired, has been identified as the “shot caller” of the Crips. Authorities believe he masterminded the vengeful shooting that took Shakur’s life. While Davis might not have directly shot Shakur, his order would have sanctioned the act, officials stated. They also allege that Davis supplied the firearm used.

Davis is currently the sole living suspect linked to this homicide, as stated by the police.

This long-dormant case saw renewed vigor in 2018 when Davis’s public admissions regarding his involvement in the crime emerged, stated Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Lt. Jason Johansson.

Author: CrimeDoor

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