Police have issued a new warrant for the 1996 murder of Tupac Shakur
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Police have issued a new warrant for the 1996 murder of Tupac Shakur

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) has issued a new warrant related to the 1996 murder of Death Row musician 2pac (real name Tupac Shakur). Shakur was killed in a drive-by shooting after attending a boxing match in Las Vegas.

Until now, the case had been dubbed an “unsolved murder.” However, according to CBS News reports and a statement released by the LVMPD, “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.”

Although a warrant has been issued, no arrests have been made as of yet. Since the untimely demise of Shakur, the case has produced no arrests or viable suspects. However, the LVMPD has finally made a breakthrough.

Over the years, many have speculated that the now-incarcerated gangster Suge Knight was part of the rapper’s set-up. However, this has never been proven. Knight has alluded to knowing who was behind the murder but has unsurprisingly refused to name anybody.

Many figures in hip-hop have claimed that LA gang member Orlando ‘Baby Lane’ Anderson was the individual who pulled the trigger on the emcee. However, there has never been a sufficient amount of evidence to issue a warrant until now.

Las Vegas police have searched the home of the suspected killer and entered the property in search of items such as computers, laptops and tangible entities that can tie the suspect to the 1996 murder and lead to a possible charge. The LVMPD did seize material from the residence, which is now being examined by a Las Vegas grand jury.

Many years ago, an attorney representing Knight allegedly wrote an affidavit claiming that the convict knew “that Reggie Wright Jr and his ex-wife Sharitha were behind the murder of Tupac and attempted murder of Knight”.

Since the murder on Las Vegas Boulevard, many conspiracy theories have emerged, including one that claims he rapper is still alive in Cuba after faking his own death. Nonetheless, this breakthrough by the LVMPD is very significant.