The murder of artist Tupac Shakur, which occurred a decade ago, has recently been brought back into the spotlight. Yesterday, former Death Row security Reggie Wright discussed Tupac’s murder in 1996 on the Bomb1st podcast.
Who else might we assume he mentioned? Reggie disclosed the participation of Gangster Keefe D and predicted that the last surviving suspect would be indicted this year.
In 2018, Keefe D. admitted his guilt while claiming to be dying of cancer. The mystery of Keefe D and his role in the crime deepens. Get the full story by reading on.
Can Someone Shed Some Light on the Identity of Keefe D.?
Keefe D, aka Duane Keith Davis, is a member of the Southside Compton Crips gang in California. As a result of his drug dealing, he amassed a fortune in the millions. Eazy-E, also known as “The Godfather of Gangsta Rap,” grew up with Keefe D.
Twelve homicides have been linked to Kefee D. Christopher “The Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace and Tupac Shakur are two of the most well-known examples. But as of yet, no murder charges have been brought against him.
The Murder of Tupac Shakur
On September 7, 1996, in the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, a fight broke out between Tupac and Orlando Anderson, the nephew of Keefe D. The owner of Death Row Records, Marion Knight, and Tupac then headed to Knight’s now-defunct nightclub, 662 (formerly owned by Tupac).
Bike patrol officers from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department pulled the two over on Las Vegas Boulevard because they were blasting old music and did not have licence plates on their 1996 BMW 750 iL [E]. A little while afterwards, they were let go.
A short while later, they waited at the red light on Koval Lane, just outside the Maxim Hotel, since East Flamingo Road was blocked. The assailant, sitting in the rear of a white, four-door Cadillac, drew up to Knight’s ride side, rolled down the window, and began fire.
Andreson, joined by his uncle Keefe D, is suspected of opening fire on his BMW with a.40 S&W Glock 22. Shakur took four shots, two to the chest, one to each arm, and one to each leg. He took a bullet to the right lung.
Despite his own grave injuries, Knight drove Shakur to the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Harmon Avenue. The Bike Patrol stopped to help them out when they got sick. They were taken to UMCSN in Las Vegas. While Knight was discharged from the hospital, life support was activated for Shakur.
Shakur died of respiratory failure and subsequent cardiac arrest on Friday afternoon, September 13, 1996, while in the intensive care unit. His right lung had been removed earlier that morning. The doctors tried to revive him, but they couldn’t stop the bleeding, and he was pronounced dead.
Oddly, Shakur also remained mum about the identity of the accused. An cop testified in 2014 that he saw Shakur die. When he inquired as to who had killed him, Shakur simply said, “Fuck You.”
Greg Kading, a former LAPD detective who had looked into the murder of Christopher “Biggie Smalls” Wallace, claimed in a nook published in 2011 that Sean “Diddy” Combs had offered Keefe D. a $1 million prize for his capture. According to a taped chat, Kefee D blames Anderson for Tupac’s death.
Can We Assume that Keefe D is Responsible for Tupac’s Death?
Duane Keith Davis, who is accused of being an accessory to Tupac Shakur’s murder, has given interviews to multiple media outlets detailing his narrative. American artist Tupac Shakur was murdered in 1996, and in 2018, Davis aka Kefee D admitted to taking part in the murder.
Kefee D claimed he was a passenger in the infamous white Cadillac that fateful night. Even though he claimed that his nephew Orlando Anderson was the shooter, he declined to identify any other possible suspects. Keefe admitted as much by claiming that he has terminal cancer.
While Kefee D probably didn’t kill Tupac, he was definitely complicit in the murder. But the true killer is Orlando Anderson, who shot Tupac in Nevada in reprisal for an assault at the MGM Grand. Puff Daddy, the label’s founder and a major investor, offered them a million dollars to keep quiet.
Keefe D., Where Are You Now?
As of this writing, Keefe D, 58, is still alive and his whereabouts remain unknown. Tupac Shakur’s bodyguard Reggie Wright, however, has revealed with certainty that the Las Vegas Police Department is expanding its investigation into the murder of Shakur. What he actually stated was:
To put it another way, I’d wager that Keefe D has been suffering from diarrhoea for the past two weeks. Cause, you know, they’re banging on doors and stuff’s happening.
But that’s not all; Wright has turned the rumours into a contest by daring viewers to guess when Keefe D will be arrested this year. Even more enticing, he offered a reward to the person who correctly guessed the dates.
The reason he didn’t mention Anderson’s arrest is because he is no longer alive to do so. Orlando Anderson, Keefe D’s nephew, was killed in a gang-related firefight in 1998, as I’m sure you remember.
For Orlando, the end came on May 29, 1998, at the Martin Luther King Jr.-Harbor Hospital in Willowbrook, California. In the 2018 biographical TV drama Unsolved, concerning the deaths of the Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur, Lahmard J. Tate portrayed Keefe D.
Despite ten years of investigation, the mystery has not been resolved. There is, however, a strong chance that Keefe D is the real killer, who murdered the rapper in order to collect the prize. Blaming Orlando’s game was a cop-out because he was already dead.