Las Vegas police have arrested someone in connection with the 1996 shooting of Tupac Shakur.
Duane ‘Keefe D’ Davis was taken into custody on Friday morning, though the exact charges remain unclear. He has spoken openly about being at the scene of the drive-by shooting 27 years ago.
A Netflix documentary previously named Davis’ nephew as the shooter, despite the gangster bragging about killing Tupac in September 1996, in books and interviews.
The Compton Crip gang leader, 60, even wrote a memoir confessing to his role in the fatal shooting of the hip-hop legend.
He claimed in the 2018 documentary that he was riding in the car with his nephew Orlando Anderson and handed him the murder weapon before he fired.
Shakur was 25 when he was shot four times in the chest on September 7, 1996 while he was in Las Vegas. He died on September 13.
Davis wrote in his 2019 tell-all memoir ‘Compton Street Legend,’ that he was in the Cadillac involved in the shooting.
In the book, he said that he told authorities about his involvement in the killing in 2010, during a closed-door meeting with federal and local authorities.
‘They promised they would shred the indictment and stop the grand jury if I helped them out,’ he wrote.
At the time, he was 46 and facing life in prison on drug charges when he agreed to speak with the authorities.
The arrest comes two months after Vegas cops raided Davis’ wife’s home on July 17, looking for items ‘concerning the murder of Tupac Shakur.’
Authorities seized multiple computers, a cell phone and a hard drive from the property, and a Vibe magazine featuring Shakur.
They also took several 40-caliber bullets, two ‘tubs containing photographs’ and a copy of Davis’ memoir.
Insiders to the investigation claimed in August that homicide detectives were ‘optimistic’ about bringing a charge in the case.
Sources told The US Sun that the district attorney’s office was set to present their case to a grand Jury last month.
They added that a criminal case was expected ‘imminently’, and they were looking at ‘first-degree murder potentially for Keffe D’, based on Nevada law.
Metro Police investigators made ‘long and careful considerations’ over moving forward on the case, saying that they ‘did not enter into the investigation lightly.’
‘They knew that the world would be watching if they took any action against Davis,’ a source said. ‘They do not want to make any missteps.’
A separate source added that Keefe’s gloating had ‘talked himself into huge legal trouble’.
‘Who knows what Keefe will do,’ they said. ‘Maybe he might try to negotiate a plea deal.