Las Vegas Home Searched in Connection to Tupac Shakur’s 1996 Murder — Developing

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Las Vegas Metro police searched a home on Monday in connection with the September 1996 death of Tupac Shakur, who was shot and killed one block from the Las Vegas Strip and whose murder remains unsolved.

Police searched a home in the Las Vegas area on Monday night in connection with the long-dormant murder case of Tupac Shakur, Las Vegas Metro police confirmed. The judge-approved warrant reportedly involved 60-year-old Duane Davis, known as “Keefe D.”

Detectives served the search warrant on Monday, though it is unclear how Davis is connected to the address. Police searched the home for personal notes, photos, and other documents related to Tupac’s death, said a source with knowledge of the investigation. It is unknown as of Tuesday what police may have taken with them.

“LVMPD can confirm a search warrant was served in Henderson, Nevada, on July 17, 2023, as part of the ongoing Tupac Shakur homicide investigation,” said Las Vegas police in a statement to the press. “We will have no further comment at this time.”

The search took place around 10 PM, with Las Vegas Metro PD SWAT on hand. Las Vegas homicide detectives and prosecutors told reporters they determined by Monday night they had enough information to present to a Las Vegas grand jury as evidence in the case.

No charges have been filed, and the investigation is expected to continue for weeks to months. Investigators have long believed that the gunman is likely already dead, the victim of a separate shooting two years after Tupac’s death. However, the current investigation could determine who was in the car with the gunman when the shots were fired that killed Tupac — which could lead to someone being charged as an accomplice.

After going unsolved for more than 20 years, the Tupac case gained new traction in 2018 following Netflix’s airing of “Unsolved: The Tupac and Biggie Murders” and the 2019 book “Compton Street Legend” by Duane Davis, also known as Keefe D, who has claimed to be one of two living eyewitnesses to the shooting.

The day he was shot, Tupac had attended a boxing match with Suge Knight in Las Vegas and was in a black sedan on Las Vegas Boulevard when a white Cadillac pulled up alongside and opened fire. No arrests have been made in the case.

Months later, on March 9, 1997, rapper Christopher Wallace, known as the Notorious B.I.G., was shot and killed in Los Angeles. That shooting, which also remains unsolved, is widely believed to have been connected to Tupac’s murder.