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Police waited 27 years to build up confessions before arresting Keefe D for murdering Tupac, expert claims

Katherine Sidnell

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Police waited 27 years to build up confessions before arresting Keefe D for murdering Tupac, expert claims

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The death of Tupac Shakur is a mystery which has haunted fans for decades.

Following the arrest of Duane ‘Keefe D’ Davis last week though, many hope the case will finally be closed.

In fact, one expert claims that police took 27 years to build up their evidence before making the landmark arrest.

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It's been nearly three decades since Tupac was killed in a drive-by. Credit: Tupac Shakur died in 1996. Credit: Getty/Raymond Boyd
It's been nearly three decades since Tupac was killed in a drive-by. Credit: Tupac Shakur died in 1996. Credit: Getty/Raymond Boyd

Shakur was just 25 years old at the time of his death, with the hip-hop icon being fatally shot four times in a horrific drive-by on September 7, 1996.

Though he was driven to a nearby Las Vegas hospital, the rapper tragically succumbed to his injuries a week later (Sept 13).

It’s thought that the ‘California Love’ singer was the victim of a bitter gang war between the LA-based South Side Compton Crips and their rivals, the Bloods.

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Whilst he lives on through his music, fans have been searching for answers ever since his tragic death.

Now, one former LAPD detective has revealed that police likely spent the last two decades building their case against Duane ‘Keefe D’ Davis before finally arresting him last month.

Having also worked on the case, Greg Kading, explained how investigators would have likely used previous interviews and Davis’s tell-all memoir as evidence.

“You didn’t just say it twice, you didn’t just say it five times,’ and so now you’ve got this compilation of so many confessions,” Kading told the New York Post.

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He added: “The perception is that it’s going to be hard for him at this point to say, ‘Hey, I was just kind of boasting, making stuff up'.”

Davis was arrested last week. Credit: Getty/Ethan Miller
Davis was arrested last week. Credit: Getty/Ethan Miller

Back in 2018, Davis released his memoir, Compton Street Legend, which extensively described how he’d witnessed the 1996 murder.

The rapper had been at an intersection in Las Vegas when he allegedly was attacked in act of revenge.

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“Them jumping on my nephew gave us the ultimate green light to do something," Davis wrote in his memoir, adding: "Tupac chose the wrong game to play.”

Recalling the killing, the now-60-year-old revealed how he’d been in the white Cadillac, with a shooter in the back seat.

The killer then aimed at Shakur’s BMW, with Davis later writing: “One of my guys from the back seat grabbed the Glock and started bustin’ back… As the rounds continued flying, I ducked down so that I wouldn’t get hit.”

In the years that followed Shakur’s death, Davis claimed that his nephew Orlando Anderson had been responsible for the murder – despite him dying just two years later.

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Davis is due to appear in court next week.

Topics: Celebrity, Gun Crime, Crime, Police, US News, Music

Katherine Sidnell
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