Duane Davis indicted for murder in fatal drive-by shooting of Tupac: Official


(LAS VEGAS) — Duane Keith Davis has been indicted on murder charges in connection with the shooting of Tupac Shakur, who was killed during a drive-by in Las Vegas in 1996, a senior law enforcement official confirmed to ABC News.

The charges are expected to be announced Friday afternoon.

The celebrated hip-hop artist was shot on Sept. 7, 1996, in Las Vegas and died in the hospital six days later from his injuries at the age of 25.

Davis claims to be one of two living witnesses, along with Suge Knight, to the Vegas shooting that killed the rapper, according to a search warrant released by police.

The case remained cold for decades, before an apparent break over the summer. Police conducted a nighttime search of a Las Vegas-area home in July in connection with the Tupac murder investigation.

Davis was taken into custody without incident early Friday morning while on a walk near his home where the search occurred, the official said.

Magazine articles about Tupac and his death were among the items seized by police from the Henderson home during the search, a law enforcement official briefed on the investigation told ABC News. The search warrant listed a “copy of ‘Vibe magazine’ on Tupac” among the items seized.

Nearly 13 hours of body camera footage in the search were released in response to a public records request by ABC News. The video has been redacted — it goes black and silent — when SWAT team members are on private property, but otherwise shows the raid taking place and Davis — known as Keffe D or Keefy D — talking to police outside of his home.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.


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