Never-before-seen images of the crime scene where Tupac Shakur was shot, as well as recordings from the night of the killing, were among the evidence presented to a Las Vegas grand jury and obtained by the 8 News Now Investigators on Monday.
A Clark County grand jury indicted Duane “Keffe D” Davis, 60, in Shakur’s murder last week. Davis was nabbed near his Henderson home early Friday morning by Las Vegas Metro police. The grand jury, which convened at least five times in three months, voted Thursday to indict Davis on a charge of murder with a deadly weapon with a gang enhancement.
Prosecutors announced the indictment on Friday. The shooting occurred on September 7, 1996, at the intersection of Flamingo Road and Koval Lane, a block off the Las Vegas Strip, and was the result of a fight earlier that night.
In the hours leading up to the murder, Shakur’s gang allegedly assaulted Orlando Anderson, a member of a rival gang and Davis’ nephew.
Tupac Autopsy Report
In the Tupac Shakur murder case, The Photos show Tupac’s bullet-riddled automobile in which he was a passenger. Photos of Shakur’s autopsy were also provided to the grand jury.
According to court documents, Davis, a longstanding gang member, was a known drug trafficker. According to witnesses, Shakur was not a member of a gang but was associated with members of the Mob Piru, which is related to the Bloods.
What Happened That Night
Davis was in the front passenger seat of the car that came up next to Tupac’s before the shooting at the junction, according to police and prosecutors. Death Row Records’ then-head, Knight, was driving a BMW sedan with Shakur in the passenger seat.
On Friday, Metro police released a diagram of the automobile Davis was driving, which included Anderson and a third man, Deandre Smith, in the backseat. A South Side Crips gang member testified that Smith, not Anderson, murdered Shakur. Anderson and Smith are both no longer alive.
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In 1997, a photo from Shakur’s autopsy was released to reporter Cathy Scott, who published it in her book, “The Killing of Tupac Shakur.” Four images of Shakur’s body, including a close-up of a bullet wound, were presented in the grand jury evidence.
Prosecutors also showed at least four films of Davis giving interviews about the shooting to the panel. Davis was scheduled to appear in court for the first time. In Nevada, there is no statute of limitations on when prosecutors can pursue murder charges.
According to prosecutors, the charge can be applied to everyone who aids or abets in a murder, not only the individual accused of drawing the trigger.
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