The murder of Tupac Shakur, a famous rapper, has remained unsolved for nearly 20 years. When Shakur was found dead, shocked fans immediately considered that he had been killed by jealous rival rappers. Multiple conspiracy theories have surrounded the unexplained death, but police have been unable to produce any solid leads or information regarding the crime.
Recently, a number of news media outlets began reporting on an “imminent” arrest regarding Tupac Shakur’s murder. These reports stem from an article by KTNV that claimed a former gang member decided to speak out. This gang member alleged that he knew who killed Tupac, and his statements were publicly aired during a BET interview. Duane Keith Davis alleged he was the only living person who could reveal the identity of Tupac’s killer. He explained to reporters that he was ready to share his truth because his health is failing due to cancer. He doesn’t want the truth to be buried with him.
Davis told a story about being a passenger while riding with Orlando Anderson. He alleged that Anderson was the real killer who shot Tupac in the vehicle that day. Anderson died two years after the shooting, so Davis is supposedly the only living witness to the crime. These statements created a media frenzy as journalists assumed police would be making an arrest and finally solving the mystery.
Sadly, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department confirmed that these reports were false and misleading. Their statement confirmed that a gang member had alleged he knew the killer, but investigators reviewed the case and did not find any strong leads. They explain, “reports that an arrest warrant is about to be submitted are inaccurate. This case still remains an open homicide case.”