Las Vegas police confirmed Tuesday (July 18) that they had issued a search warrant in connection with the unsolved murder of rapper Tupac Shakur.
Shakur (also known by his stage name 2Pac) was fatally shot in September 1996 in a drive-by shootout in the city of Nevada. he was 25
This was announced by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department The Associated Press that a search warrant had been issued for a home in the nearby town of Henderson. On July 17, the police entered the house; However, no further details about the search have been announced at this time.
In this case, no arrests were made.
Shakur had been attending a boxing match with now-arrested record executive Suge Knight in Vegas on the night of September 7, 1996 when a car pulled up next to her on Las Vegas Boulevard and opened fire.
The rapper was hit four times in the shooting and died of internal bleeding six days later.
In October 2018, former Death Row Records boss Knight was sentenced to 28 years in prison for running over and killing music executive Terry Carter.
Ahead of the trial, Knight claimed he was the actual target of the 1996 drive-by shooting that killed rapper Tupac Shakur and that his ex-wife and former Death Row Records chief of security were behind it.
In a signed affidavit, Knight’s attorney, Thaddeus Culpepper, reportedly wrote that the record producer “knew for many years that Reggie Wright Jr. and his ex-wife Sharitha were behind the murder of Tupac and the attempted murder of Knight.”
Wright Jr. has denied the allegations.
Since Shakur’s death, there have been numerous conspiracy theories surrounding his assassination, including that the rapper is still living in Cuba after faking his own death.
In June, Shakur was posthumously honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
“When he first stepped onto that stage at the Apollo Theater at the age of 13, before anyone knew his name, he knew it was his dream to have a star on the Walk of Fame here,” said the late’s sister Rappers, Sekyiwa “Sit down,” Shakur said while accepting the star on his behalf.
Last year, fellow rapper Snoop Dogg opened up about his final moments with Shakur.
On the Impulsive Speaking on the podcast, the “Gin and Juice” lyricist recalled arriving at Shakur’s hospital bed: “When I walked in, I felt like he wasn’t there and I fainted.”
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