Las Vegas police raid home in connection with Tupac Shakur’s murder

Las Vegas police raided a home Monday in connection with an investigation into the murder of superstar rapper Tupac Shakur.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department searched a home in Henderson, Nevada, about 20 miles from the Las Vegas Strip, where Shakur, 25, was killed in a 1996 drive-by shooting.

„The LVMPD confirms that a search warrant was served as part of the Tupac Shakur homicide investigation on July 17, 2023 in Henderson, Nevada,” Las Vegas police said in a statement. „We have no further comment at this time.”

When was Tupac killed?

Rapper Tupac Shakur poses for photos backstage after his performance at the Regal Theater in Chicago in March 1994.

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On the night of September 7, 1996, Shakur and Marion „Suge” Knight, president of Death Row Records, left a boxing match at the MGM Grand in a black BMW.

As they stopped at a red light at East Flamingo Road and Cowell Lane on the Las Vegas Strip, a white Cadillac pulled up to Shakur’s vehicle and opened fire. Shakur was shot multiple times and died of his injuries six days later.

No one has been arrested or charged in connection with the shooting, largely because witnesses refused to cooperate with authorities, Las Vegas police said.

Tupac murder investigation

The investigation into Shakur’s murder has been going on for nearly three decades.

In 2019, retired Los Angeles police detective Greg Kading charged. CBS News Los Angeles Duane Davis — also known as Kefe T — was accused of involvement in Shakur’s murder when he was questioned in connection with the murder of Biggie Smalls, whose murder had already been solved.

But at the time, Las Vegas police said the case was still an open investigation.

Tupac’s legacy

Last month, Shakur He posthumously received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame In honor of his contributions to the arts and his activism for racial equality.

City Council in Oakland, California in May Voted unanimously A stretch of MacArthur Boulevard between Grand Avenue and Van Buren Avenue, where the rapper once lived, has been renamed „Tupac Shakur Way.”

The rapper influenced the hip-hop genre and amassed a global fan base, selling more than 75 million records worldwide and winning six Grammy Award nominations during his short five-year recording career.

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