A retired detective who investigated Tupac’s murder says police may have deliberately waited years before arresting a suspect, according to the New York Post.
Rap legend Tupac Shakur was murdered on September 13, 1996 in Las Vegas at the age of 25. Duane “Keff D” Davis, the former leader of the South Side Compton Crips, a Los Angeles gang, was arrested Friday before being charged with murder. Tupac was affiliated with a rival gang.
Five years ago, the accused revealed in a documentary that he was driving a white Cadillac when a gunman from behind allegedly opened fire in the direction of the artist and his BMW.
Duane “Keff T” Davis confessed in 2018 before sharing other information in his memoir the following year.
Retired detective Greg Kading, who worked in the Los Angeles Police Department’s homicide division, said the suspect’s sharing of his ties to crime in multiple interviews could delay his arrest.
“They probably thought, ‘He tied his rope, hang him,'” Greg Kading said.
“Now you have a collection of affidavits,” he added. It’s hard for him to pretend he’s making things up.
Deputy Clark County Prosecutor Mark DiGiacomo described Davis as the “ground and scene commander” and “gunner” who “ordered” Tupac’s death.
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