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Tupac Murder: Police close to making arrest

A BET documentary that featured an interview with the uncle of a onetime person of interest in Tupac Shakur’s 1996 drive-by murder has resulted in a renewed look at the homicide by Las Vegas police.

In an interview that aired in February on the docuseries Death Row Chronicles, Keffe D (aka Duane Keith Davis) said he was in the front seat when someone in the back seat opened fire on a car carrying Shakur and Suge Knight on September 7, 1996 the Las Vegas Strip, killing Shakur at age 25.

Davis’ cousin, Orlando Anderson, was one of the men identified as being in the back seat of the car that shot at Shakur, who was hit four times and later died at a local hospital. Anderson, a member of the Southside Crips and a a person of interest in the murder investigation, was shot and killed in a gang fight in 1998.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department told local outlets Wednesday that Davis’ interview prompted a renewed look at the case, which they say remains open. No arrests are imminent despite some media reports suggesting otherwise, according to police.

“We are aware of the statements made in a BET interview regarding the Tupac case,” they said in a statement. “As a result of those statements we have spent the last several months reviewing the case in its entirety. Various reports that an arrest warrant is about to be submitted are inaccurate. This case still remains an open homicide case.”

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