A source close to 13 Action News claims that an arrest is close in the murder of Tupac Shakur. However, Las Vegas police have not confirmed any new activity on the case.
The iconic rapper was murdered following a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas more than 21 years ago. The case has been unsolved since 1996.
This potential break comes after a confession in a new documentary where Duane Keith Davis says he was in the car when his relative Orlando Anderson, shot and killed Tupac. Anderson was killed two years later in 1998 and had always denied any involvement in the murder.
“It was pretty much common knowledge who did it,” said retired homicide Las Vegas police detective Phil Ramos.
Davis said he was in the car as Anderson allegedly opened fire on September 7, 1996 into Tupac and Suge Knight’s vehicle. He added that he is opening up now because he has cancer.
Ramos says detectives have to corroborate everything considering Davis’s past.
“He was reluctant,” added Ramos, “told cops a whole different story in the beginning.”
As of now it is unclear whether this new confession will close one of the most prolific cases.