Las Vegas Police Arrest Man in Connection with 1996 Murder of Tupac Shakur

A new search warrant regarding the case was served in July of this year

BY Kaelen BellPublished Sep 29, 2023

Las Vegas police have arrested a man in the deadly 1996 drive-by shooting of 25-year-old Tupac Shakur on the Vegas Strip, a long-anticipated break in a case that has spawned conspiracy theories and frustration for more than two decades. 

According to the Huffington Post, Duane "Keffe D" Davis was arrested early today (September 29), though the exact charge or charges haven't been shared. Davis has apparently long been known to investigators, and has even admitted in interviews (and in his 2019 memoir Compton Street Legend), that he was in the Cadillac where the gunfire originated during the September 1996 drive-by shooting. 

The arrest comes two months after Las Vegas police raided his wife's home on July 17. Documents said police were looking for items "concerning the murder of Tupac Shakur."

Police reported collecting multiple computers, a cellphone and hard drive, and several .40-caliber bullets, plus a Vibe magazine that featured Shakur and two "tubs containing photographs."

In his book, Davis said he spoke about Tupac's killing in 2010 during a closed-door meeting with federal and local authorities. At the time, he was 46 and facing life in prison on drug charges. "They promised they would shred the indictment and stop the grand jury if I helped them out," he wrote. 

Shakur was in a BMW driven by Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight in a convoy of cars when he was gunned down. Shakur and Knight were waiting at a red light when a white Cadillac pulled up and someone began firing.

Latest Coverage