Tupac Shakur's family says Keefe D’s arrest on suspicion of murder is ‘bittersweet’
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Tupac Shakur's stepbrother has spoken out following Duane Davis' arrest for the drive-by shooting of the hip-hop rapper.
Davis was indicted by a grand jury for one count of murder with a deadly weapon, Clark county prosecutor Mac DiGiacomo told the court.
Davis - a member of the California-based gang South Side Compton Crips - has previously publicly admitted to being inside the white Cadillac which drove up next to the BMW Shakur was in when he was shot four times on 7 September, 1996.
In his memoir titled COMPTON STREET LEGEND: Notorious Keffe D’s Street-Level Accounts of Tupac and Biggie Murders, Death Row Origins, Suge Knight, Puffy Combs, and Crooked Cops, Davis - claiming to be one of the 'last living witnesses to the shooting' - said he discussed the shooting of Shakur with federal and local authorities when he was arrested in 2010, facing life in prison on drugs charges.
Davis' book claims: "They promised they would shred the indictment and stop the grand jury if I helped them out."
Las Vegas Metro Police Department former detective Greg Kading told CNN Davis 'confessed to his role in the murder along with other coconspirators' in 2009, but he had 'a proffer agreement' so they 'couldn't utitlize that information that he was providing against him'.
Kading continued: "But then he began to go out publicly boast about his involvement in the murder, and that led to law enforcement in Las Vegas taking another look at his claims, and ultimately, he's talked himself right into jail."
Tupac's family have since addressed Davis' arrest, as the rapper's stepbrother Mopreme Shakur tells CNN the news is 'bittersweet'.
"We have been through decades of pain. They have known about this guy, who been running his mouth, for years," Mopreme continued. "He's [Davis'] been telling them the same story the whole time for 27 years."
He resolved: "So why now? For us, this is not over. We want to know why, and if there were any accomplices.
"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."
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Lieutenant Jason Johansson said in a news conference police believe Davis is the only living suspect related to the investigation of Shakur's murder.
Lt. Johansson said: "Duane Davis was that shot caller for this group of individuals that committed this crime. He orchestrated the plan that was carried out to commit this crime.
"[...] All other three suspects are deceased."
In a news conference yesterday, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Sheriff Kevin McMahill reflected on Davis' arrest as the result of 'countless hours, really decades of work by men and women' in the department's homicide section.
Sheriff McMahill resolved: "While I know there have been many people who did not believe that the murder of Tupac Shakur was important to this police department, I’m here to tell you that was simply not the case. It was not the case back then and it was not the case today."
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