Who Killed Tupac Shakur

Tupac Shakur
Tupac Shakur

Tupac Shakur was killed in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 1996 when he was just 25 years old. The Gangsta Rap icon – famed for his hit Ghetto Gospel – lost his life six (6) days after being struck by four bullets from a handgun. But in all of these, I know you’re interested in knowing who killed him and how the shooting happened.

Who killed Tupac?

Orlando Anderson, till date, remains the prime suspect in the murder of Tupac Shakur. Popularly referred to as “Baby Lane”, he was part of the Southside Compton Crips based in Los Angeles, California. Anderson – who was later gunned down aged 23 in a separate gang-related shooting in May 1998 vehemently denied murdering Tupac.

Duane Davis – a.k.a “Keefe D” – has admitted to being an accomplice in the shooting but was never charged with Tupac’s murder. The shooting on that fateful day that resulted in the loss of Tupac’s life still remains a mystery to fans and investigators.

Tupac date of murder?

Tupac Omaru Shakur was murdered on the 7th of September, 1996.

What happened in Tupac shooting?

Tupac and his crew were returning from a boxing bout of Mike Tyson at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas the night of the shooting. As the crew left the match venue, Orlando Anderson (who later became a Tupac murder suspect) was assaulted by the rapper and his crew, including Suge Knight who was driving the car Tupac was shot dead in.

After about three-hours, Tupac then hitched a ride with Knight, the former CEO of Death Row Records. The car came to a halt at a red traffic light at East Flamingo Road and Koval Lane at about 11:15 pm. (PDT) A white four-door, late-model Cadillac pulled up to Knight’s right side. The shooter who was seated in the back of the car then rolled down the window and fired multiple shots from a .40 S&W Glock 22 at Shakur’s BMW.

A car pulled alongside the BMW Tupac and Knight were riding in and fire. Shakur got struck by four bullets; two in his chest, one in his arm, and one in his thigh. One of the bullets went straight through Shakur’s lung while Knight was hit in the head by fragmentation.

With gunshot injuries and a flat tyre, Knight attempted to drive Tupac away – ending up on Las Vegas Boulevard and Harmon Avenue. Cops pulled them over, and then rang paramedics – taking them to the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada.

Shakur was put into a medically-induced coma but died from his injuries six days later.

Was Notorious B.I.G. a Suspect in Tupac’s Murder?

Rapper Notorious B.I.G. – real name Christopher Wallace – was accused of being a part of the murder of Tupac, but denied playing a role.

Later on, his family produced invoices as an alibi to prove Notorious was recording a song in New York the night Tupac was gunned down. Wallace’s manager, Wayne Barrow, and rapper Lil’ Cease publicly denied that Wallace had a role in the crime.

They claimed they were with him in the studio on the night of the shooting. No evidence has ever emerged of Wallace’s involvement in the shooting. Wallace was later gunned down himself in a drive by shooting in Los Angeles on March 9, 1997 – he was 24.

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