The unsolved murder of Tupac Shakur has been a mystery for nearly three decades. But new leads have emerged in the case, and investigators are now focusing on the home of an alleged gang member, Duane Keith Davis, also known as “Keefy D” or “Keffe D.”
Davis, 60, has significant ties to the notorious South Side Compton Crips street gang. He is said to have been present in the car carrying Shakur’s murderer on the night of the shooting. While Davis has repeatedly denied any involvement, he has also admitted to being at the location of the shooting.
In a search warrant executed earlier this week, authorities seized multiple items from Davis’s home, including hard drives, tablets, laptops, and a copy of Vibe magazine featuring Tupac. They were also looking for “notes, writings, ledgers, and other handwritten or typed documents concerning television shows, documentaries, YouTube episodes, book manuscripts, and movies concerning the murder of Tupac Shakur.”
One of the seized items was Compton Street Legends, a book co-authored by Davis himself. The investigating team was particularly interested in items that could potentially reveal the identity of the perpetrator or indicate a motive, such as photographs, diaries, insurance policies, and even letters.
Davis’s ties to the case are further enmeshed with his 2018 Netflix documentary and 2019 book, where he admits to being in the vehicle that carried the individual who allegedly shot Shakur. In 2009, as part of a non-prosecution deal, Davis provided details about the murder of the rapper Notorious B.I.G. to the LAPD, and alluded to Shakur’s murder.
Interestingly, Davis claimed that Orlando Anderson, his nephew, was the one who fired the fatal shots. This revelation isn’t isolated as Anderson had been involved in an altercation with Shakur on the night of his murder. However, Anderson became another victim of violence before anything could be proved.
The retired LAPD officer who conducted the interview with Davis believes there’s enough evidence to arrest him. Not only is Davis capitalizing on the ongoing media fascination surrounding the crime, but he’s also “taunting law enforcement,” as per the ex-LAPD detective.
The life of Tupac Shakur, or 2Pac, as he was popularly known, was an industry unto itself. Debuting his album in 1991, he delivered a string of chart-topping hits including “California Love,” “All Eyez on Me,” “Changes,” and “I Ain’t Mad at Cha.” Tragically, Shakur’s life was cut short on September 13th, 1996, succumbing to his wounds a week after the shooting.
Ultimately, Shakur’s legacy lives on. With more than 75 million records sold worldwide, he was posthumously inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2017. As the story of his life continues to captivate, the investigation into his death remains relentless. The truth seems elusive, yet within grasp, as this new legal development unfolds in the unsolved murder of the legendary Tupac Shakur.