Las Vegas police reviewing Tupac’s murder after documentary confession
.A recently released documentary in which Tupac’s killer’s uncle claims he was in the same vehicle as the rapper’s murderer when he was shot has prompted police in Las Vegas to review the case.
While the police force says they are no closer to making any arrests, they will continue to examine the case for new evidence.Tupac died after being shot in his car in Las Vegas in 1996. His murder has been a mystery for years and sparked myriad conspiracy theories.
One person who has long been suspected of killing the rapper is Orlando Anderson. Anderson died in a gang shooting in 1998.
Now, in the documentary ‘Unsolved, the Tupac and Biggie Murders’, Anderson’s uncle Keefe D, who was riding in a car with him, confirms it was him who pulled the trigger.
Fans have called for him to be arrested, alleging that he was an accessory to murder.
Police in Las Vegas say they are not close to putting anyone in handcuffs, but they are continuing to examine the evidence.
‘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 Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said in a statement.
.Keefe D (pictured), who made the bombshell confession during a taped conversation under immunity, was riding in the car with Anderson on the night Tupac was killed
.Tupac, who was 25 at the time, was shot four times in the chest on September 7, 1996 while he was in Las Vegas. He died on September 13.
Problems began that day when Anderson tried to steal a Death Row Records medallion from a member of Tupac’s entourage – which was affiliated with LA gang The Bloods.
Tupac and his entourage then beat up Anderson at the MGM Grand later that night after watching a Mike Tyson fight.
Anderson was a member of rival LA gang the Southside Crips. And after the fight, they were out for revenge.
.Davis revealed in the Netflix docuseries that they hopped into their Cadillac to find Tupac after the beat down, knowing he was due to perform at 662 Club that night.
There were four people in the car: Terrence ‘T-Brown’ Brown behind the wheel, Keefe D in the front passenger seat, plus Anderson and DeAndre ‘Dre’ Smith in the back.
The group bought booze and waited for the rapper to show up.
Soon they heard the clamor of girls screaming ‘Tupac!’ and they knew the rapper had arrived.
‘All the chicks was like “Tupac!”, and he was like “Hey” like a celebrity, like he was in a parade,’ Keefe D recalled.
‘If he wouldn’t even have been out the window we would have never have seen him.’
People have been pursuing me for 20 years, I’m coming out now because I have cancer. And I have nothing else to lose. All I care about now is the truth.’
Yet at the time Keefe D still refused to name the killer, saying that he was ‘going to keep it for the code of the streets’.
‘It just came from the backseat bro,’ he added.
But now Keefe D has finally revealed it was Anderson, sitting in the backseat just as he said, who ultimately pulled the trigger.
Anderson, who always denied he murdered Tupac, was killed in a shootout in Los Angeles two years later.
Kyle Long, the executive producer of Unsolved, is now calling for the Las Vegas police department to pursue Keefe D, according to the Daily Star.
‘He went live on television and confessed to being an accessory to murder and the Las Vegas PD, as far as I know, is doing nothing about it,’ said Long.
‘I just think it’s outrageous.’
Keefe D’s confession seems to put an end to the numerous theories that have swirled around Tupac’s death for more than two decades.
Many had blamed fellow rapper the Notorious B.I.G, also known as Biggie Smalls, and the infamous East Coast/West Coast rivalry between their record labels.
Others believed it was really Knight, then the CEO of Death Row Records, who was supposed to die that night.
Some even claimed it was Knight himself who had put a hit on Tupac.
.But, in the end, it all came down to gang rivalry.
‘It was simple retaliation,’ an LAPD insider told People. ‘You mess with one of ours, we will mess with one of yours.
‘If Orlando had never been jumped in the hotel, they never would have killed Tupac that night.’
While Tupac’s death has long remained a mystery, some have always believed that both he and Knight knew who was responsible.
When a police officer asked Tupac who pulled the trigger, the rapper simply replied ‘F**k you’ as he lay bleeding on the Las Vegas Strip.
Some have theorized that Tupac, who had survived a shooting just two years before, thought he would live to see the day he could get revenge his own way.
‘My belief is they both knew,’ Dan Long, a Las Vegas Police Department detective, told People.
‘The cars were two or three feet apart when the shooting occurred. Tupac was the passenger and he would have been right up against him in an extremely well-lit part of town.’