Clark County Assistant District Attorney Marc DiGiacomo announced that Duane Keith Davis has been charged with famous rapper Tupac Shakur's murder. DiGiacomo described Davis, who is in custody, as the person who "ordered the death" of Shakur, who was killed in 1996 at the age of 25, as "the leader on the ground, on the scene".
"Tupac Shakur's family has been waiting for justice for 27 years," Clark County Sheriff Kevin McMahill said in a statement about the incident.
Clark County District Judge Jerry Wiese denied Davis bail. In July, Las Vegas police reportedly raided Davis' home. Shakur died a week after he was shot four times while waiting at a red light in 1996.
In his memoir "Compton Street Legend" in 2019, Davis wrote that he was sitting in the front passenger seat of the vehicle where the shooting took place that he put the gun used in the murder in the back seat, and that the fire was opened from there.
Tupac Shakur, also known as "2Pac", released his first album in 1991. The rapper, who became one of the legendary names of the hip-hop world, reached more than 75 million sales worldwide. The rapper, who reached the top of the music charts with hits such as "California Love", "All Eyez On Me" and "Changes", also appeared in films such as Juice, Poetic Justice, Above The Rim, Gridlock'd, and Gang Related.