Tupac murder suspect's TV confession prompts calls for investigation
The TV confession of a gangster suspected of involvement in the murder of rapper Tupac Shakur has sparked calls for Las Vegas police to take action.
Duane Keith "Keffe D" Davis - an uncle of prime suspect Orlando Anderson, has admitted he was in a car in Las Vegas in September 1996 when an associate fired on a BMW car carrying Tupac and Death Row Records boss Suge Knight. He has also reportedly revealed to police that it was his relative who pulled the trigger.
According to the Daily Star, Davis claimed in a police interview recorded under immunity from prosecution in the '90s that his nephew fired the fatal shots that killed the Changes rapper.
The alleged confession adds detail to one he gave for a TV series earlier this year - in which the suspect said he was suffering from cancer and would discuss the death - but declined to give details about who was directly responsible.
"I was a Compton kingpin, drug dealer, I'm the only one alive who can really tell you story about the Tupac killing," he said in an interview for BET network show "Death Row Chronicles." "People have been pursuing me for 20 years, I'm coming out now because I have cancer. And I have nothing else to lose. All I care about now is the truth."
Former police officer Greg Kading headed up a Los Angeles task force looking into Tupac's murder and concluded Orlando was the likely killer - in part based on Keffe's confession.
He is fronting the Netflix true crime series "Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G," and the show's executive producer Kyle Long has now called for Keffe to face justice.
"He went live on television and confessed to being an accessory to murder and the Las Vegas PD, as far as I know, is doing nothing about it," Long said. "I just think it's outrageous."
Tupac's death, a week after the shooting, shocked the rap world and spawned a series of conspiracies and theories about who was responsible. No one has ever been charged in connection with the crime.