Who killed Tupac Sakur? 20 Years later, his murder suspect reveals real killer's name in the new Netflix documentary
Netflix's new documentary, 'Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac & The Notorious B.I.G.,' chronicles the events surrounding the murders of rappers Tupac and Biggie Small.
22 years later, rapper Tupac Shakur's murder remains unsolved.
Then just 25-years-old, Tupac was shot four times in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas on September 7, 1996, and succumbed to his wounds in the hospital six days later. His death was met with disbelief and thought to have been the consequence of a brawl he and his entourage, members of the Bloods-affiliated Death Row Records, had gotten themselves into with Southside crips gang member Orlando 'Baby Lane' Anderson a few hours earlier. But then that would never be proven, conclusively.
A new 10-part documentary, 'Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac & The Notorious B.I.G.,' chronicles the events surrounding the rapper's death and is based on former LAPD cop-turned-writer Greg Kading's investigation into the shooting and his subsequent conclusion that it was, in fact, Anderson who was responsible for the murder. East Coast rapper - The Notorious B.I.G - Tupac's rival at the time, was also a suspect but was cleared after his family produced computerized invoices suggesting that he was working in a New York recording studio the night of the drive-by shooting.
Kading's conclusion was based on an extraordinary confession by Duane Keith Davis, aka Keefe D, who is Anderson's uncle, and admitted on camera that the shooting was executed as a part of his nephew's ploy for revenge after the beating. However, the confession only came after Keefe was granted immunity from prosecution.
According to Daily Star, as a part of the documentary 'Death Row Chronicles,' Keefe said: "I was a Compton kingpin, drug dealer, I’m the only one alive who can really tell you the story about the Tupac killing. 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."
Following the Bruce Sheldon vs. Mike Tyson boxing match that Tupac had attended with record producer Suge Knight, they targeted and attacked Anderson, who, along with a group of Crips, had supposedly robbed a member of Death Row's entourage in a Foot Locker store.
After the brawl, as Tupac rode in Knight's 1996 Black BMW sedan on the way to the Death Row-owned Club 66 for a performance, they stopped at a traffic light. A white, four-door Cadillac with unknown occupants pulled up to the right of the rapper's car and began emptying their guns. He was hit four times — twice in the chest, once in the arm, and once in the thigh.
Keefe admitted that Anderson and a group, consisting of Terrence ’T-Brown’ Brown, DeAndre ‘Dre’ Smith, and himself, got into the Cadillac and went looking for Tupac at the 662 Club after the attack on his nephew. But when Tupac did not show up on time, they got bored of waiting and went to buy alcohol. It was there that they spotted a woman screaming 'Tupac!' on the Vegas strip and decided to carry out their hit.
"All the chicks were like ‘Tupac,' and he was like ‘hey’ like a celebrity like he was in a parade," Keefe said. If he wouldn’t even have been out the window we would have never have seen him," he continued but stopped short of revealing the name of the group member who pulled the trigger.
"Going to keep it for the code of the streets," he said. "It just came from the backseat bro."
However, in the taped confession recorded as a part of the immunity deal, Keefe reveals that it was indeed his nephew who shot and killed Tupac. "I gave it to Dre and Dre was like ‘no, no, no’ and Lane was like – popped the dudes. He leaned over and rolled down the window and popped them," he said.
Incredibly, the LAPD entirely discounted Anderson as a suspect and interviewed him once briefly before letting him go. He was later killed in an unrelated gang shootout at a garage in Los Angeles in 1998.
With the revelation of confession having come to light, Kyle Long, the executive producer of Netflix’s Unsolved, believes that the Las Vegas police department should pursue Keefe. "He went live on television and confessed to being an accessory to murder and the Las Vegas PD, as far as I know, is doing nothing about it," he said, adding that it was 'outrageous.'