The USA Network documentary Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G. has revealed a key detail in solving Tupac Shakur‘s tragic death.
Despite the myriad of conspiracy theories and attempts to solve the case of his murder, the identity of the gunman that took Tupac’s life has remained a mystery for 22 years.
However, the truth may have just been revealed in an interview with Tupac murder suspect Duane Keith Davis, also known as ‘Keefe D’.
Interviewed for the Unsolved: the Tupac and Biggie Murders, the episode was broadcast back in May (recently reaching UK Netflix) and sees Davis speak candidly about being a witness to the murder.
The self-proclaimed “Compton Kingpin” begins by explaining that he has cancer granting him immunity from prosecution, hence why the confession comes 20 years later.
Davis explains that he was sat in the front passengers seat, next to Terrence Brown who was driving, while DeAndre Smith and Davis’s cousin, Orlando Anderson, were sitting in the back – all members of the gang, the Southside Crips.
The four members were heading to Suge Knight’s 662 Club, Las Vegas, looking for Tupac as the rapper had beaten up one of their fellow gang members earlier in the day.
After Tupac never showed, they abandoned the club, only to see him driving towards the club, standing out the top window. “My partner bust a U,” Davis tells the camera.
“When we pulled up, I was in the front seat.” Though Keffe D wouldn’t reveal the person’s identity because of “street code,” he didn’t deny that his late nephew and former suspect Orlando Anderson could have fired the four bullets that killed Tupac.
Tupac was shot multiple times on Sept. 7, 1996, and passed away at age 25 a week later due to complications from his injuries.
Davis says the shots came from the back, but does not name the shooter.
“Going to keep it for the code of the streets. It just came from the backseat,” he said.
Watch footage from Unsolved: the Tupac and Biggie Murders.
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Having made similar claims in another recent documentary with BET’s Death Row Chronicles, Davis had decided to come out with further details due to being diagnosed with 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,” he said in the interview for BET’s Death Row Chronicles.
“I was a Compton kingpin, drug dealer, I’m the only one alive who can really tell you story about the Tupac killing,” he added.
In previous interviews with police, Keffe D has claimed Anderson was the shooter. Prior to his death, Anderson denied being the gunman.
Following the initial broadcast, the show’s creator Kyle Long was interviewed by The Wrap, saying that it’s “outrageous that Keffe D is not in jail,” adding that it ultimately “does not matter that he does not say who pulled the trigger.”
“Certainly Keffe D and the Southside Crips killed Tupac Shakur. And it is outrageous that Keffe D is not in jail… In the [Unsolved] finale, when you see why the whole Keffe D thing, how he had immunity and that — long story short, in real life and in the television show, he had immunity to make this confession to the task force,” he reportedly said, according to the Daily Star.
No one has been prosecuted for the murder. However, Keefe D’s confession seems to put an end to the numerous theories that have swirled around Tupac’s death for more than two decades.