• Las Vegas authorities announced that a grand jury has indicted Duane on charges of murder with use of a deadly weapon in connection with the 1996 killing
A man identified as Duane Keith 'Keffe D' Davis has been arrested in connection to the shooting of famous rapper Tupac Shakur.
Davis, 60, was arrested Friday morning in Las Vegas, according to authorities. His wife’s Henderson home was searched in July as part of the ongoing investigation into the shooting.
Las Vegas authorities announced that a grand jury has indicted Duane on charges of murder with use of a deadly weapon in connection with the 1996 killing
Shakur was shot and killed while leaving a boxing match on the Las Vegas Strip.
At the time of his death, he was aged 25.
Jason Johansson, the police department’s homicide lieutenant, said the murder was a “retaliatory” attack after a conflict between two gangs based in Compton, California. Shakur and Marion “Suge” Knight, the former CEO of Death Row Records, were affiliated with the Mob Piru gang in Compton, while Davis was affiliated with the Southside Compton Crips, according to Johansson.
Shakur was in Las Vegas to see Mike Tyson box at the MGM Grand Hotel. Members of the Southside Compton Crips, including Davis and his nephew Orlando Anderson, also attended the event.
“As both groups were leaving the fight, members of Death Row Records spotted Orlando Anderson near an elevator bank inside the MGM and at that time they began to kick and punch him near that elevator bank,” said Johansson, showing hotel surveillance footage of the fight. Shakur and Knight were visible among the men who attacked Anderson.
“Little did anyone know that it is this incident right here that would ultimately lead to the retaliatory shooting and death of Tupac Shakur,” he said.