Las Vegas police arrest person who was subject to previous Tupac Shakur investigation search warrant


American rapper, songwriter, and actor (1971-1996) Tupac Shakur poses for a portrait during the 1994 Source Awards on April 25, 1994 at the Paramount Theatre in New York, New York.

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Las Vegas police on Friday arrested a man who was the target of a search warrant in the decades-long investigation of Tupac Shakur’s murder, law enforcement officials told NBC News.

Duane Keith Davis, 60, also known as “Keefy D” or “Keffe D,” is among the last living suspects being investigated for the 1996 slaying of the rap music icon.

Shakur was fatally wounded in a drive-by shooting on Sept. 7, 1996 in Las Vegas and he died on Sept. 13 at the age of 25.

It wasn’t immediately clear what charge Davis is facing.

Of the four people believed to be in the car that attacked Shakur, Davis is the last known survivor.

Orlando Anderson, Davis’ nephew, has long been suspected of pulling the trigger in that fatal attack. Anderson was killed in a 1998 gang shooting in Los Angeles.

Police served a search warrant on Davis at his home near Las Vegas on July 17 looking for laptops and other electronic devices in connection to the decades-long probe.

Shakur and his entourage were in Las Vegas for that weekend’s heavyweight bout between Mike Tyson and Bruce Sheldon. The musician and his friends were stopped near East Flamingo Road and Koval Lane when a Cadillac pulled alongside and someone inside that car opened fire, mortally wounding Shakur.

“I ended up pulling Tupac out of the car,” retired Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Chis Carroll told NBC affiliate KSNV over the summer, just after the search warrant was served on Davis.  “I spoke to him. He was still alive. He was still breathing.”

Carroll, a sergeant at the time, said he vividly remembers his brief interaction with Shakur.

“I was asking him who did it, who shot him, what happened?” said Carroll. “And that’s when he responded to me with the now infamous words ‘F-U’.”

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