In the early hours of September 7, 1996, the city of Las Vegas was still buzzing from Mike Tyson’s victorious boxing match. Tupac Shakur, a prominent figure in West Coast hip-hop, left the MGM Grand Arena in a black BMW sedan driven by Suge Knight, the leader of Death Row Records. Moments later, a white Cadillac pulled up next to his car at a red light and shots were fired. Tupac was hit several times by bullets and the attackers escaped.
Although both Tupac and Suge Knight were rushed to the hospital, Tupac tragically died from his injuries six days later. This incident not only ended the life of a talented artist, but also sparked one of the biggest murder mysteries in the United States.
Today, 27 years later, Las Vegas police have made an arrest in connection with Tupac’s murder. Duane “Keffe D” Davis, one of the last surviving witnesses, was arrested. Although he is not believed to be the actual shooter, prosecutors allege that he played a major role in setting up the scene. In previous interviews, Keffe D admitted that he provided the weapon used in the shooting.
Meanwhile, the BMW 750iL sedan involved in the tragic event has its own fascinating story. It was renovated after Tupac’s death and has had many owners since then. However, its true meaning remained a mystery until four years ago, when a current owner discovered a hidden compartment on the side of the door, probably intended for the storage of weapons. This discovery reveals the car’s connection to the Tupac shooting.
Today, the famous BMW is being sold by Celebrity Cars in Las Vegas, with a hefty price tag of $1.5 million. Collectors and fans have the opportunity to own a piece of hip-hop history, albeit an obscure one.
Tupac Shakur’s murder remains unsolved, leaving many questions unanswered. Who are the unknown attackers? What are his motives? Keffe D’s arrest sheds new light on the case, but the full truth may elude investigators.