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Cops Search Las Vegas Home as Part of Investigation Into Rapper Tupac’s 1996 Murder

Las Vegas police searched a home Monday as part of an investigation into rapper Tupac Shakur’s 1996 murder.

Detectives served a search warrant at a home in Henderson near Interstate 11 and Wagon Wheel Drive, KLAS first reported.

Shakur was shot and killed just one block from the Las Vegas Strip in September 1996. He was 25 years old.

The case remains unsolved nearly 30 years later, and it is unclear whether there has been a break in the cold case.

‘LVMPD can confirm a search warrant was served in Henderson, Nevada on July 17, 2023, as part of the ongoing Tupac Shakur homicide investigation. We will have no further comment at this time,’ the force said in a statement.

Shakur was gunned down in his black BMW as it idled at a red light on Flamingo Road and Koval Lane on September 7, 1996.

The shooting occurred shortly after 11pm, as the 25-year-old rapper was leaving a Mike Tyson boxing match at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino.

He was in the BMW with Suge Knight, the boss of his label Death Row Records, when the pair were fired on by an unknown assailant.

Tupac was hit four times, including once in the chest. He was taken to the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, where he died six days later.

In a two-hour documentary in 2017, those who were by the rapper’s bedside as he lay dying say the rapper indicated he knew who his killer is.

Tupac’s murder remains unsolved but there are several theories about who may have been responsible.

One theory is that the shooting was retaliation for a shooting that occurred six days earlier, in which Tupac’s associate Orlando ‘Baby Lane’ Anderson was killed.

Another theory is that the shooting was the result of a feud between rival rappers on the East and West Coasts – namely Biggie Smalls who was killed in a drive-by the following year.

Another theory says that the shooting was carried out by members of the Crips gang, who were rivals of Tupac’s cohort, the Bloods.

The murder of Tupac was an international story and remains a source of fascination and speculation today. Some even claim that the rapper is still alive.

There have been countless books and documentaries about the case, and there is even a museum dedicated to Tupac in his hometown of New York City.

Several theories about Shakur’s death have abounded over the years.

Chief among the suspects is Notorious BIG, a former friend of Tupac’s who became involved in a high-profile feud after they fell out.

In 1995, Tupac claimed that Biggie knew of a planned robbery that had resulted in Tupac being shot and losing valuable jewelry.

Tupac then signed to the West Coast’s Death Row records, which was run by feared Compton boss Suge Knight and was in direct competition with Bigge’s own Bad Boy records, based in Manhattan.

Three months before his death, Tupac released the track ‘Hit ‘Em Up,’ in which he claimed to have slept with Biggie’s then-estranged wife.

But Biggie, who was himself gunned down in a drive-by shooting just six months later, denied shooting Tupac, and claimed he was recording tracks when the hit took place – though those claims have been questioned since.

Another possible suspect, identified in a 2002 LA Times investigation, was Orlando Anderson, a member of the Southside Crips gang.

That theory claimed that Shakur, Knight and several of their entourage had beaten up Anderson the same day as the shooting.

That attack was revenge for Anderson and other members of the Southside Crips for robbing a Death Row Records employee earlier in the year.

Las Vegas cops discounted the beating from their investigation, failed to follow up on claims by one of Tupac’s friends that he witnessed the shooting, and didn’t chase up a witness who may have seen the culprit’s car, the LA Times reported.

Anderson, who denied the claims, was killed in a gang shooting in 1998.

Meanwhile, others have suggested the hit may have been intended for him in a Death Row Records coup.

And others deny that Tupac is actually dead.

  • Threelies One says:

    This is what happens when you idolize shitty little thugs. They continue being thugs but the rest of us have to waste out time hearing about it.

  • Russian says:

    Another 13% (google search “fbi table 43”) sub-human BONOBO.

  • EZ says:

    yehhhhh, raid the place 27 years later, I’m sure they kept all the evidence in place for ya’ll

  • Sure is a shame they are wasting time and money. I mean, they can’t even find out who it was that left Cocaine in the White House! They are opening this up so they will get favor from blacks. How the left voters cannot or will not see this is a charade, is beyond me! Sickening!!! I will also add, blacks should be furious that they are doing this now and not before. Biden indicates blacks are slower mentally than others, and they need hand outs. Blacks should set him and the left straight!

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