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‘Truly Unbelievable’: Tupac Shakur’s Cousins React to Duane ‘Keefe D’ Davis’s Arrest in Murder Case



Cousins of Tupac Shakur

In the world of hip-hop, few names have left as indelible a mark as Tupac Shakur. Known for his lyrical prowess and the political slant of his music, Tupac has been a subject of fascination and debate for over two decades. The mystery surrounding his in 1996 has only added to his legend. However, a recent development promises to shed new light on this cold case. Duane “Keefe D” Davis, a man long suspected to have a role in the murder, has been arrested, reigniting interest in the case and offering a glimmer of hope for justice.

The Main Story

Tupac Shakur in 1996
Tupac Shakur in 1996. Copyright: Getty Images


After more than 27 years, the Las Vegas have made a significant breakthrough in the Tupac Shakur murder case with the arrest of Dwayne “Keefe D” Davis. Appearing in a Las Vegas courtroom, Davis is charged with ordering the murder of the iconic rapper. His arraignment has been delayed for two weeks as his lawyer was not present during the court proceedings. Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson stated that Davis is being held on no bail and will continue to be held until his next court appearance.

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The Family's Reaction

The news of the arrest has elicited a range of emotions from Tupac Shakur's family. His cousin, Mario Scott, and his wife, CA Scott, were interviewed and expressed that it was “truly unbelievable” that an arrest had finally been made. The family has been through decades of pain, and this arrest has brought a mix of relief and renewed grief.

Legal Proceedings

The legal intricacies of the case are complex. Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson has been at the forefront, ensuring that Davis remains in custody with no bail. The delay in the arraignment was attributed to the absence of Davis's lawyer, and the case has been continued for two weeks.

Previous Confessions

Interestingly, Davis had previously given interviews and even written a book, “Compton Street Legend,” where he discussed the events of the night Tupac was killed. Despite these public admissions, charges were not filed until now. The delay was attributed to ensuring there was legally admissible evidence to proceed with the case.

New Evidence

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A witness has come forward, telling the grand jury that another man, not Orlando Anderson (Keefe D's nephew), actually fired the shots at Tupac and Suge Knight. The person named is DeAndre “Big Dre” Smith. This new piece of information could potentially turn the case on its head, adding another layer of complexity to an already convoluted narrative.

The Latest Update

Delay in Arraignment

The legal proceedings took an unexpected turn when Duane “Keefe D” Davis's arraignment was delayed. The absence of his lawyer led to the postponement, and the case has been continued for two weeks. Davis is currently being held without bail, as stated by Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson.

The Indictment

Recent photo of Duane "Keefe D" Davis
Recent photo of Duane “Keefe D” Davis. Copyright: KXAN

Nevada man Duane Davis has been indicted for the 1996 murder of Tupac Shakur. The indictment suggests that Davis may have directly committed the or aided in its commission. This adds a new dimension to the case, raising questions about Davis's exact role in the murder.

Role of Media

Davis's own words have played a significant part in reigniting the investigation into Tupac Shakur's murder. He had previously admitted his role in interviews and a memoir but was not charged due to a proffer agreement. However, his public admissions led the Las Vegas police to take another look at his claims, ultimately resulting in his arrest.

Other Suspects

According to Las Vegas police, Davis is the only living suspect related to this investigation; all other suspects are deceased. This narrows down the focus of the investigation but also raises questions about whether justice can be fully served with so many key players no longer alive.


The arrest of Duane “Keefe D” Davis has reignited interest in one of the most high-profile murder cases in the history of American music. For fans and family of Tupac Shakur, the arrest brings a mix of relief and renewed questions. With Davis being the only living suspect in the investigation, the stakes are high for both the prosecution and the defense. The case has been riddled with complexities, from the delay in Davis's arraignment to the new evidence presented by a witness. As the legal proceedings continue, all eyes will be on the Las Vegas courtroom, where the next chapter in this long-standing mystery will unfold.

Passionate Dutch truth seeker and expert debunker who navigates complex narratives. Currently based in Spain, Heathcliff is a music enthusiast, culinary explorer, and sci-fi aficionado, living by "Luctor et Emergo" with unwavering support from people across the world.