Tupac Shakur’s murder case reopens after 27 years
Mural of Tupac Shakur. Photo by Flickr.

Tupac Shakur’s murder case reopens after 27 years

After nearly three decades, there is new information in the investigation of the 1996 murder of American rapper Tupac Shakur. The suspect charged in Shakur’s murder, Duane “Keffe D” Davis, was arrested on Sept. 29, and appeared in Clark County District Court for the first time on Oct. 4. The arrest was calm and the suspect did not resist the officers. Davis had clearly expected the arrest was coming, and when one of the officers asked him what they had arrested him for, he was quoted as saying, “Biggest case in Las Vegas history, Sept. 7, 1996.” In this statement, it is clear he is referring to the infamous murder of Shakur.

Although Davis has been accused, he is not accused of pulling the trigger that evening. He is being charged with allegedly conspiring with other gang members to kill Shakur, as  the mastermind behind the plan. He is expected to plead not guilty. Fans of the rapper can now have some closure on the murder of Shakur. Hopefully, new information will appear in court that will bring more understanding to the public. The family of Shakur, including step-brother, Mopreme Shakur, are “trying to manage their expectations” with the case. 

“Young Black men often deal with delayed justice because we’re often viewed as the criminals,” he told LiveNOW on FOX. “So justice has been delayed for quite some time — in spite of all the eyes, all the attention, despite the celebrity of my brother.”

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