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Investigators release never-before-seen images of Tupac's final moments before he died

Niamh Shackleton

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Investigators release never-before-seen images of Tupac's final moments before he died

Featured Image Credit: 8 News Now

Never-before-seen footage of some of Tupac Shakur's final moments have been revealed.

The footage was shown to a Las Vegas grand jury in recent days, leading to the indictment of Duane 'Keffe D' Davis.

Davis, a former gang leader, was arrested on September 30 in connection with the acclaimed rapper's death in 1996. He was charged with one count of murder with a deadly weapon.

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Shakur's family have since described the news as 'bittersweet' after 'decades of pain'.

The rapper's step-brother Mopreme Shakur said: "We have been through decades of pain. They have known about this guy, who been running his mouth, for years.

"So why now? For us, this is not over. We want to know why, and if there were any accomplices.

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"We're in a constant state of grief and remorse and pain because we have to relive it and relive what happened and think about, you know, is just as difficult."

As part of the trial that saw Davis be charged, the jury was shown surveillance footage of what unfolded ahead of Shakur's murder, with the 'All Eyez On Me' hitmaker being involved with a brawl with a rival gang at the MGM Grand.

Tupac had been involved in a brawl before his shooting. Credits: 8 News Now
Tupac had been involved in a brawl before his shooting. Credits: 8 News Now

Reportedly, the fight was over a diamond-encrusted Death Row Records chain that was given to members of Suge Knight's group by him as a Christmas gift.

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Knight, real name Marion Hugh Knight, was then seen with Shakur leading their large entourage out of the hotel.

Elsewhere, the jury was also shown pictures of the BMW Shakur was in at the time he was shot, with bullet holes being seen in the side of the vehicle.

Other photos saw pictures of the crime scene's location and graphic images of the rapper's autopsy.

It's said that Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) have spent almost three decades collecting evidence in relation to Shakur's untimely death, with Davis always being at the forefront of their investigation.

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Greg Kading, who also worked on the case, said they're likely to have used Davis' tell-all memoir as evidence.

Duane Davis was arrested on Friday, 29 September. Credit: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
Duane Davis was arrested on Friday, 29 September. Credit: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

“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.

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'.”

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Davis' book Compton Street Legend, which hit shelves in 2018, claimed Shakur's gang 'jumped' on Davis' nephew Orlando Anderson, which gave him the 'green light to do something'.

But Davis always claimed that it was Anderson who shot Shakur.

His nephew died in a separate shootout two years after the rapper's death.

Davis is due back in court this week and is currently being held without bail.

Topics: Celebrity, Crime, Music, News, Tupac Shakur

Niamh Shackleton
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