A Nevada man believed to be the last surviving suspect in the 1996 murder of Tupac Shakur was arrested Friday in connection with the long-unsolved case, authorities said.
On Thursday, a grand jury indicted 60-year-old Dewayne Keith Davis, also known as “Café D” or “Café D,” in Clark’s murder, according to Clark County District Court documents.
The indictment was formally filed Friday morning. According to county District Court documents.Davis previously admitted that he was in a parked car next to the singer’s car when you fired at him. But until Friday, no charges have been filed in the case that has been making headlines, conspiracy theories, songs, and movies for years.
Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson said on Friday, holding a copy of the indictment: “This is the indictment we’ve been waiting for for almost three decades.” “Suf Taqqah Aqeed”.
Davis is accused of murder with a deadly weapon for promoting a criminal gang called the South Side Combton Cribs.
It was not immediately clear whether Davis had a criminal defense lawyer present to speak on his behalf.
The Clark County Attorney’s Office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.The indictment alleges that Davis obtained the weapons for the attack “in retaliation against Tupac Amru Shakur” and that Marion “Suge” Knight, the head of his record label, Death Row, and a Rivals Set, were long-time allies.
Crowd Peru The document does not claim that Davis pulled the trigger, but argues that he had as much a role in the crime as any shooter. The indictment states that Davis and three other gang members conspired to kill Tupac that night “by acting throughout the concert.”
The document states that Davis willed Tupac’s death by “advising, encouraging, employing, ordering, inducing and/or inciting another to commit a crime.”
“Duane Davis was the gunman of the group of individuals who planned and committed this crime,” Lt. Jason Johansen of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said at a press conference announcing the arrest Friday.
On September 7, 1996, the night he was shot, Shakur and his partner were in Las Vegas for a heavyweight bout between Mike Tyson and Bruce Sheldon.
He was killed in a fight that night after the rapper and Knight cornered rival Anderson inside the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, authorities said.Anderson’s beating prompted Davis to immediately plot revenge against Shakur and find the gun that was used to kill him, authorities said. Shakur, 25, and his friends were stopped near East Flamingo Road and Cowell Lane when a Cadillac pulled up and someone inside the car opened fire, killing Shakur.
He died on 13 September. Of the four men who attacked Shakur, Davis was believed to be the last survivor. “In this case, the only living suspect involved in this investigation is Devin Davis, the other three suspects are dead,” Johansson said.Less than six months after Shakur’s murder, Brooklyn rapper Christopher Wallace, better known as Notorious B.I.G. Or Biggie Smalls, killed in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles.
No one has been charged in Biggie’s March 9, 1997 murder. It has long been believed that the murders were connected to the rivalry between the two rappers.
Tensions rose between the South Side Compton Crips and Mob Peru as the Crips provided protection for Shakur’s rivals, rappers from New York City-based Bad Boy Entertainment, and Shakur began to resent his old friend Biggie.
A few months before Shakur’s shooting, a half-dozen Southside members, including Anderson, beat a Mob Peru member wearing a Death Row Records medallion, a former Compton law enforcement officer testified in documents released Friday. .