Wednesday, 4 July 2018
Tupac's killer named in new Netflix documentary
He is considered one of the greatest rappers in hip hop history, but Tupac Shakur's career came to a tragic end when he was murdered in a drive-by shooting in 1996. Despite the myriad of conspiracy theories and attempts to solve the case of his murder, the identity of the gunman that took Tupac's life has remained a mystery for 22 years. But the truth may have just been revealed in an interview with Tupac murder suspect Duane Keith Davis - also known as 'Keefe D'.
While filming the 10-part Netflix docuseries 'Unsolved, the Tupac and Biggie Murders', Keefe D revealed it was his nephew that pulled the trigger.
Keefe D, who made the bombshell confession during a taped conversation under immunity, said he was in the car when Orlando 'Baby Lane' Anderson opened fire.
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.'
Keefe D said Brown then 'bust a U-turn' and their car pulled up next to Tupac, who was riding in the front passenger seat of his BMW alongside Suge Knight.
That's when the violence unfolded.
'I gave it to Dre and Dre was like '"no, no, no" and Lane was like – popped the dudes,' Keefe D said in the taped confession in the documentary.
'He leaned over and rolled down the window and popped them.'
Speaking months ago before the Netflix show, in a separate documentary titled 'Death Row Chronicles', Keefe D revealed he is ill and wanted to finally tell the world what happened on that sad September night.
'I was a Compton kingpin, drug dealer, I'm the only one alive who can really tell you story about the Tupac killing,' Keefe D said.
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.