Report: Arrest is imminent in Tupac Shakur's murder case
11:36 AM, Jul 4, 2018
11:39 AM, Jul 4, 2018
A source tells Scripps station KTNV in Las Vegas that an arrest is imminent in the murder of Tupac Shakur. Las Vegas police have not confirmed any activity on the case.
The legendary rapper's life was cut short in a drive-by in Las Vegas more than 21 years ago. The case has been unsolved since 1996.
This potential break comes after a confession in a new documentary.
Duane Keith Davis says he was in the car when a fellow passenger and relative, Orlando Anderson, shot and killed Shakur. Anderson was killed two years later in 1998. Anderson had always denied any involvement in the shooting.
ARREST IMMINENT? An ex-gangster claims he knows who really killed Tupac in a new Netflix series. Now, a source tells @KTNV they believe an arrest is imminent. @LVMPD has NOT confirmed a potential arrest in this cold case ... (cont'd) pic.twitter.com/l9EiKec57h
"It was pretty much common knowledge who did it," said retired senior homicide Las Vegas police detective Phil Ramos.
Ramos says detectives zeroed in on Anderson as a potential suspect soon after the shots were fired; however, the case hit roadblocks and went cold.
"It's kind of a given gang members don't talk to cops, especially in murder cases," said Ramos, "that's what happened on this case."
Tonight at 11 on @KTNV - we interview a now retired Las Vegas homicide detective about the information from the Netflix series. This detective was assigned to the Tupac case. We ask: Is the new info credible? What are the next potential steps for police and prosecutors? pic.twitter.com/cUSm3FrcX9