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Duane ‘Keffe D’ Davis

5 Things to Know About the Suspect in Tupac Shakur’s Murder Case

After police arrested the gang member in connection with Tupac Shakur's murder, find out everything you need to know about Duane 'Keffe D' Davis.
Duane “Keffe D” Davis was arrested in connection to Tupac Shakur’s 1996 murder on Friday, September 29, 2023. Investigations into Tupac’s death have been ongoing for nearly 30 years, but Duane is the first arrest made.
As the historic case continues, find out everything you need to know about Duane and his alleged involvement in Tupac’s death here.
He was arrested, and a mughsot photo was taken. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Lieutenant Jason Johansson explained what people believed Keffe D’s involvement was in the press conference.
“I think the best way to characterize that is Duane Davis was the shot caller for this group of individuals that committed this crime and he orchestrated the plan that was carried out to commit this crime,” he said.
Tupac and Suge Knight seen at the ‘Sunset Park’ premiere.
Duane had spoken multiple times about being involved in Tupac’s murder and said he had knowledge of who had killed the rapper. In 2019, he wrote the memoir Compton Street Legend, where he said that he was in the car when the drive-by took place, per The Associated Press.
“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,” he said, via Daily Mail. In the documentary, he said he was in the car when his nephew Orlando “Baby Lane” Anderson allegedly shot Tupac.
He had first made the confessions during a taped discussion with Detective Greg Kading when he had immunity, per LA Weekly. He recounted being in the car and making a u-turn to go to Tupac’s car.
He was friends with NWA rapper Eazy-E, per Hot New Hip Hop. He claimed the late rapper was offered a spot on Death Row Records’ roster before Dr. Dre in a VladTV interview.