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Man Charged in Tupac's Murder Case After 27 Years

The acclaimed rap icon, known by his stage name 2Pac, achieved remarkable success, selling over 75 million records worldwide


Las Vegas law enforcement has taken legal action against a man in connection with the tragic murder of Tupac Shakur, a notable rap artist. Tupac, who was fatally shot in a drive-by shooting in 1996 at the age of 25, has remained an unsolved case for over a quarter of a century. On September 29, 2023, Duane 'Keffe D' Davis, aged 60, was formally charged with one count of murder with a deadly weapon by a grand jury in Nevada.

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During a court appearance on that fateful Friday, Marc DiGiacomo, a chief deputy district attorney in Clark County, asserted that Davis held a significant role as an "on-ground, on-site commander" who allegedly "ordered the death" of the 'Changes' rapper, as reported by CBS news.

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The 27th anniversary of Tupac's tragic demise occurred on September 13, just a few weeks before Davis's indictment, leaving the mystery unsolved for an extensive period of time. Remarkably, the jury responsible for this case had been empaneled for "several months" when Davis was apprehended near his residence on that Friday morning.

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Mike Muse, a radio host, shared his thoughts with ABC News upon hearing the news of Davis's indictment: "Tupac was a prolific rapper, poet, actor… his lyrics today still serve as a blueprint for culture and society. This is why his death has always cast a long shadow over us, raising questions about what truly transpired."

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The acclaimed rap icon, known by his stage name 2Pac, achieved remarkable success, selling over 75 million records worldwide. At the time of his untimely death, he was entangled in a widely-publicized feud with fellow rapper Biggie Smalls, who tragically met a similar fate, succumbing to a fatal shooting just six months later in March 1997.

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In a poignant ceremony held in June of this year, the late rap luminary was posthumously awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Accepting the honor on his behalf during the formal inauguration was his sister, Sekyiwa, who expressed, "Today, we are honoring not just a star on the ground. But we're honoring the work and the passion that he put into making his dreams come true. His heavenly star will shine a little brighter today."

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