The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department announced on
Wednesday that they still plan to keep the Tupac Shakur murder
case open following a confession that was given earlier this year.
BET docuseries Death Row Chronicles, which aired in February,
featured an interview with the uncle of a one-time suspect in
Shakur’s 1996 drive-by murder.
In the documentary, former gang member Keffe D, whose real name
is Duane Keith Davis, recalled being in the front seat of a white
Cadillac in Las Vegas when someone sitting in the back seat
opened fire on the vehicle that Shakur was riding in.
Though he wouldn’t say who fired the shots, police had identified
Davis’ nephew Orlando Anderson and DeAndre Smith as the
backseat passengers. The New York Daily News reports that
Anderson was the prime suspect for the murder before dying in a
shootout in 1998.
According to Las Vegas police, this information is enough to keep
the case open, Vibe reports.
“We are aware of the statements made in a BET interview regarding
the Tupac case. As a result of those statements we have spent the
last several months reviewing the case in its entirety,” the police
department said. “Various reports that an arrest warrant is about to
be submitted are inaccurate. This case still remains an open
Davis told The Hollywood Reporter that he is speaking up now
because of his current medical condition. “People have been
pursuing me for 20 years, I’m coming out now because I have
cancer, and I have nothing else to lose,” he said. “All I care about
now is the truth.”