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Grand jury indicts Duane ‘Keffe D’ Davis in Tupac Shakur murder

Metro police raid home in July

LAS VEGAS (KUALA LUMPUR) – A Las Vegas-area grand jury has indicted a man for murder 27 years after the death of rapper Tupac Shakur, 8 News Now investigators confirmed Friday of this idol.

A Clark County grand jury voted to indict Duane “Keffe D” Davis on a charge of murder with a deadly weapon with gang enhancements. Las Vegas Metro Police arrested Davis early Friday, prosecutors said.

Davis, who was in his 60s, said in his book and in multiple interviews that he was among the men who shot Shakur and record executive Suji Knight near the Las Vegas Strip in September 1996 on the car. Shakur was shot and killed six days later. Injuried.

At a grand jury return hearing Friday, Chief Deputy District Attorney Mark DiGiacomo said Davis’ public statements implicated him, adding that Davis allegedly ordered Shakur’s execution.

In July, Las Vegas Metro Police searched a home in Henderson as part of the investigation, 8 News Now Investigators first reported. The search near Interstate 11 and Wagon Wheel Drive involved documents, personal belongings and ammunition belonging to Davis.

Police also seized photos and electronics. Neighbors told 8 News Now that a member of Davis’ family lived at the residence, although the search warrant stated Davis’ name and home address.

Video of the July 17 raid shows police talking to the pair as they left their home. The man in the video appears to be Davis.

Shakur was shot and killed at the intersection of Flamingo Road and Koval Lane following a fight that had broken out earlier in the night. Hours before the murder, Shakur’s gang reportedly attacked Orlando Anderson, a member of a rival gang.

Davis said that after the fight, he and Anderson were in cars driving side by side to Shakur’s home. Davis said shots were fired from the back seat.

Anderson died of a gunshot wound in 1998. Davis has publicly called him Anderson’s uncle. Except for Davis, everyone in the gunman’s car is believed to be alive.

Davis has made multiple public statements about the night of the shooting, including in television interviews and in a 2019 book titled “Keffe D’s Street-Level Accounts of Tupac and Biggie Murders” , Death Row Origins, Suge Knight, Puffy Combs, and Sly Cop. “

“Tupac’s movements were erratic and he began to reach under the seat,” Davis writes in the book. “For the first and only time in my life I experienced the police command, ‘Keep your hands where I can see them.'” Instead, Parker pulled out a tape, and that’s when the fireworks began. A guy in my back seat grabbed a Glock and started fighting back. “

“When we pulled up, I was sitting in the front row,” Davis said in a 2018 BET interview. “I happened to meet my friend Sugar.”

“You said the gunfire came from behind,” the interviewer asked Davis in the BET video. “Who shot Tupac?”

“It will be retained to comply with street code,” Davis said. “It’s coming from the back seat, bro.”

It was unclear Friday why the case was suddenly making progress after more than two decades.

Davis said he was in a car that pulled up alongside Tupac’s BMW at the intersection of Flamingo Road and Koval Lane when someone in the back seat opened fire. (Klass)

“As a prosecutor, the older your case is, the weaker your case is,” said Thomas Moskal, a former Clark County prosecutor. “Witnesses, they disappear, they leave, they die, their memories disappear. . The evidence was not preserved. You can’t go back now and start retesting things from the crime scene. If something wasn’t done, then it wasn’t done.”

Moskal said he expected prosecutors to use Davis’ own statements against him.

“They have his own statement saying he was there,” Moskal said. “He’s going to have to make the argument that either ‘I wasn’t there and I’ve been lying,’ or ‘I don’t know what happened and I’ve been lying.'” But how do you overcome that? Basically he has to take a stance and say, ‘I’ve lied before, trust me now.’ ‘”

Davis refers to himself as “Keffe D” in the book. He is also sometimes referred to as “Keefe D” or “Keefy D”.

There is no statute of limitations on when Nevada prosecutors can file murder charges. Police never filed charges in Shakur’s murder.

Police arrested Davis early Friday morning, prosecutors said. He is being held without bail.

Davis is expected to appear in court on Wednesday.

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