(Los Angeles) A former gang leader charged in the slaying of hip-hop star Tupac Shakur 27 years ago made his first appearance in the US Justice Department on Wednesday.
Las Vegas police on Friday arrested Duane “Keff T” Davis, the former leader of the South Side Compton Crips, a Los Angeles gang, and charged him with the 1996 slaying of Tupac Shakur in the Nevada city.
Handcuffed and wearing a blue prison jumpsuit, Duane “Keff T” Davis appeared in local court on Wednesday. Las Vegas Review JournalThe main media outlet in the gaming capital.
Now 60, Duane Davis has long confessed to being in the white Cadillac from which four bullets were fired, killing 25-year-old Tupac Shakur.
However, in a book published in 2019, the person involved assured that the shots were fired from the rear of the vehicle while he was at the front of the vehicle.
Duane Davis “was the mastermind behind the group of individuals who committed this crime and he executed the plan that was executed,” Los Angeles police Lt. Jason Johnson argued last week. Vegas.
According to the laws in force in Nevada, this indirect role does not preclude his charge of murder.
On September 7, 1996, Tupac Shakur, known for his hit films Dear mother, California Love Or changesMike Tyson attended the boxing match, in the company of Suge Knight, founder of his label Death Row and affiliated with the Mob Bru gang from Los Angeles, many of whose members were also in attendance.
But Mob Brew was a rival gang to the South Side Compton Crips, then led by Duane Davis. After the fight, members of Death Row Records tracked down Orlando Anderson, Duane Davis’ nephew, and beat him up.
According to Las Vegas police, it was in the wake of this incident that Duane Davis began plotting revenge against Suge Knight and Tupac Shakur. The rap star is accused of arming passengers in the back of the car where the shooting took place.
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