A Nevada grand jury has now indicted Davis on one count of murder with a deadly weapon and recommended that up to an additional 20 years be added to the sentence for the murder charge because of his known gang affiliation.
Shakur’s Sister on 1996 shooting, suspect Arrest: ‘We Are Seeking Real Justice’
Tupac Shakur’s sister Sekyiws Shakur on shooting suspect arrest, former gang leader named Duane Keith Davis, has said the four shots that killed the rapper in 1996 came from the vehicle he was riding in.
On Friday (September 29), Police finally charged a man in connection to the 1996 drive-by shooting murder of Tupac Shakur on Friday, 27 years after he was gunned down on the Las Vegas strip. (Shakur’s sister spoke on the pivotal moment).
Sekyiwa Shakur shared in a statement that while the arrest was a victory, she is reserving judgment “until all the facts and legal proceedings are complete.”
“This is no doubt a pivotal moment. The silence of the past 27 years surrounding this case has spoken loudly in our community,” she wrote. “It’s important to me that the world, the country, the justice system, and our people acknowledge the gravity of the passing of this man, my brother, my mother’s son, my father’s son. His life and death matters, and should not go unsolved or unrecognized, so yes, today is a victory but I will reserve judgement until all the facts and legal proceedings are complete. There have been multiple hands involved and there remains so much surrounding the life and death of my brother Tupac and our Shakur family overall. We are seeking real justice, on all fronts.”
According to legal documents provided by legal affairs reporter Meghann Cuniff, Davis has been indicted for murder with use of a deadly weapon with the intent to promote, further or assist a criminal street gang: the Southside Compton Crips. He is named in the grand jury indictment as the person who obtained a firearm for the "purpose of seeking retribution against Tupac Amaru Shakur and or Marion 'Suge' [Knight].”
Back in July, Las Vegas police raided a Nevada home owned by the wife of the man arrested.
“It wasn’t until 2018 that this case was reinvigorated as additional information came to light related to this homicide,” Lieutenant Jason Johansson said in a press conference Friday. “Specifically, Duane Davis’s own admission to his involvement in this homicide investigation that he provided to numerous different media outlets.”
Read the full indictment below.
Duane “Keffe D” Davis has been charged with one count of murder with a deadly weapon in the killing of 2Pac, prosecutors announced on Friday, per the Associated Press.
Hip-Hop Icon, Tupac Shakur was shot on Sept. 7, 1996 in Las Vegas as he was leaving the Mike Tyson-Bruce Seldon fight at the MGM Grand and was on the way to a nightclub with Death Row Records co-founder Suge Knight. A white Cadillac pulled up next to their vehicle on the passenger side, and an unidentified gunman fired 14 shots. Shakur was hit four times and died several days later, on Sept. 13, 1996.