New details surrounding the murder of Tupac Shakur have been taking the surface ever since the debut of several docuseries dedicated to the investigation. Most recently, in now Netflix docuseries Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G., former Compton kingpin Keefe D confessed his role in the Hip-Hop icon’s murder and claims to know the identity of his killer according to Billboard. Born Duane Keith Davis, out of the need to honor the protocol of “street code” he refuses to give up the name of the alleged shooter.
Davis claims to be one of the four individuals who sat inside of the shooter’s white Cadillac that was strategically driven around Las Vegas on the night of Sept. 7, 1996, hurling a recall of when the shots “just came from the backseat.” Out of the four, he is the only one alive to who can provide insight on the shooter and happenings inside of that Cadillac, that night. “I was a Compton kingpin, drug dealer, I’m the only one alive who can really tell you the story about the Tupac killing,” Davis proclaims.
According to the once gangster, the main purpose behind his profound confidence is due to his failing health caused by cancer.
“People have been pursuing me for 20 years, I’m coming out now because I have cancer, and I have nothing else to lose. All I care about now is the truth,” said Davis.
According to The Sun, Davis went on to explain his connection to the shooting which is through his cousin Orlando “Baby Lane” Anderson, a Crips gang member who was involved in an altercation with Tupac, Death Row top authority Suge Knight, and several others just three hours prior to the shooting. People connected to Anderson, including Davis began to search the streets of Vegas for the “California Love” rapper after the brawl.
In past interviews such as BET’s Death Row Chronicles, Keefe has also revealed the account of his involvement where he tells of how his crew ended their search for the targeted artist. “All the chicks was like ‘Tupac’, and he was like, ‘Hey’, like a celebrity, like he was in a parade,” Davis reveals in Chronicles. “If he wouldn’t even have been out the window we would have never have seen him.”
The creator of Unsolved Kyle Long expressed his discernment for Keefe’s confession on Chronicles, which is grounded in confusion as to why no one has been held accountable with the amount of information that has surfaced. “He went live on television and confessed to being an accessory to murder and the Las Vegas PD, as far as I know, is doing nothing about it,” said Long. He continued, “So that’s my rant about Keefe D and the Tupac murder, like to me, that murder, you could go arrest someone for that right now.”