Las Vegas Police Searched A Home In Connection With Tupac Shakur’s 1996 Murder
The Las Vegas police recently searched a home in connection with Tupac Shakur’s 1996 murder. In connection with the ongoing investigation into Shakur's murder, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said on July 17 that it had conducted a search warrant at a residence in Henderson, a community located 24 kilometers (15 miles) southeast of the gambling paradise.
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The Las Vegas police recently searched a home in connection with Tupac Shakur’s 1996 murder.
In connection with the ongoing investigation into Shakur's murder, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said on July 17 that it had conducted a search warrant at a residence in Henderson, a community located 24 kilometers (15 miles) southeast of the gamblingparadise.
Las Vegas police search home in connection with Tupac Shakur murder
The Associated Press was informed by a spokeswoman that they were unable to share any additional information regarding the bombshell discovery in what is considered to be one of the most legendary unsolved killings in the history of the United States.
Shakur's hip hop competitor Christopher Wallace, better known by his stage as Notorious BIG, was one of the persons accused in the crime, according to an investigation that was conducted in 2002 by writer Chuck Philips of the Los Angeles Times. However, the police have never made an arrest in connection with the murder.
At the time of his death in September 1996 aged 25, Shakur was one of the most famous hip-hop stars on the planet. The mythology surrounding the rapper has only grown since then.
Tupac Amaru Shakur, often referred to simply as Tupac, was an iconic figure in the world of music, particularly in the realm of hip-hop.
Born on June 16, 1971, in East Harlem, New York City, and raised primarily on the streets of Baltimore and later Oakland, California, Tupac's life was marked by a blend of talent, controversy, and activism.
He remains one of the most influential and enduring figures in the history of rap music and an influential voice for social justice.
Shakur witnessed a boxing match between his buddy Mike Tyson and Bruce Sheldon at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas on September 7, 1996.
Following the altercation, Shakur assaulted Los Angeles Crip gang member Orlando Anderson in the hotel lobby to avenge the previous beating of one of his bodyguards by the rival Bloods street gang.
The attack was caught by surveillance cameras at the hotel. Anderson arranged with other gang members that night, according to Chuck Philip's inquiry, to react quickly.
Notorious BIG, whose record company Bad Boy Entertainment was locked in a feud with Shakur's Death Row label, allegedly paid the gang members $1 million and provided the pistol used in the shooting.
Three hours later, at 11 p.m., Shakur and record mogul Suge Knight were driving along Las Vegas Boulevard in a black BMW when they came to a halt at traffic signals.
While they were chatting with admirers, a white Cadillac came up alongside them, and a person armed with a semiautomatic rifle opened fire, striking the hip hop star four times as he sat in the passenger seat.
Shakur died six days later in the hospital from intestinal hemorrhage. Anderson, the leading suspect in Shakur's murder, was allegedly interrogated by Las Vegas authorities once and maintained his innocence. In May 1998, he was slain in an unconnected gang shooting.
Notorious BIG categorically denied having any role in the crime. Six months after Shakur's death, he was slain in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles.
Shakur released 11 posthumous albums and sold 75 million copies. Since then, he has earned various honors and monuments. The Grammy Museum paid tribute to his music career in 2015 with the "All Eyez on Me" exhibition. In 2017, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Shakur was also honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in June.