Tupac Shakur’s still-unsolved murder mystery was revived—over 30 years later after his murder at the peak of his career in 1996—as police agents in Las Vegas, Nevada executed a new search warrant Monday.
A gunman in a white Cadillac rolled up and shot Shakur four times while he sat in a black BMW with Death Row Records CEO Marion “Suge” Knight at a stoplight in Vegas on Sept. 7, 1996. He died from his wounds six days later in the hospital on Sept. 13, 1996. The prime suspect, outlined in documentaries, was long-believed to be Orlando “Baby Lane” Anderson, who died in 1998, and the whole thing was believed to have allegedly escalated over a Death Row Records medallion, and a scuffle at the MGM Grand. Anderson was never convicted, however, and evidence wasn’t sufficient to close the case.
Nevada does impose a time limit for prosecuting homicide cases, and detectives have new evidence that might enable them to finally crack the case, perhaps explaining who was the driver and/or other suspects involved.
On July 17, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) executed a search warrant and descended upon a home in Henderson. Video footage obtained by ABC News showed the moment police demanded that they come out with their hands up.
The LVMPD merely confirmed a warrant was executed, giving no further details. “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,” Las Vegas Police said in a statement.
The search was conducted at about 10 p.m. local time, and the police were joined by Las Vegas Metro PD SWAT at the site. ABC News reports that the scene was described as loud, and police used bullhorns and lights.
Author: Benjamin M. Adams / High Times