Multiple publications have reported a story regarding the murder of Tupac Shakur and the confession of an alleged accessory to the incident, Duane Keith Davis, better known as Keefe D.
Interviewed for the American crime documentary Unsolved: the Tupac and Biggie Murders, the episode was broadcast back in May (recently reaching UK Netflix) and sees Davis speak candidly about being a witness to the murder.
The self-proclaimed “Compton Kingpin” begins by explaining that he has cancer granting him immunity from prosecution, hence why the confession comes 20 years later.
Davis explains that he was sat in the front passengers seat, next to Terrence Brown who was driving, while DeAndre Smith and Davis’s cousin, Orlando Anderson, were sitting in the back – all members of the gang, the Southside Crips.
The four members were heading to Suge Knight’s 662 Club, Las Vegas, looking for Tupac as the rapper had beaten up one of their fellow gang members earlier in the day. After Tupac never showed, they abandoned the club, only to see him driving towards the club, standing out the top window.
“My partner bust a U,” Davis tells the camera. “When we pulled up, I was in the front seat.”
Davis says the shots came from the back, but does not name the shooter. “Going to keep it for the code of the streets. It just came from the backseat.” Watch a clip from the show below.
Despite Davis saying he would not confess who murdered Tupac, during previous interviews with police – a tape from which has been released – he claims Orlando Anderson shot the rapper. Anderson had previously denied killing Tupac before his own death in an unrelated gang shooting.
Following the initial broadcast, the show’s creator Kyle Long was interviewed by The Wrap, saying that it’s “outrageous that Keffe D is not in jail,” adding that it ultimately “does not matter that he does not say who pulled the trigger.”
No one has been prosecuted for the murder.