Unknown Tupac Shakur Killer- Nevada- 1996 Mar 24, 2017 1:44:08 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Mar 24, 2017 1:44:08 GMT -5
(Above: Tupac & Suge Knight on the night of the murder. Photo Credit: Unsolved Mysteries Wiki)
From Unsolved Mysteries Wiki: (slightly reformatted for easier reading)
Real Name: Tupac Shakur
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Date: September 7, 1996
Details: Tupac Shakur was a prolific rapper with four platinum albums before he was gunned down on September 7th, 1996 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was very well liked, very intelligent, charismatic and loyal to friends, but he was involved in dangerous gang activity. Tupac was arrested eight times in the early and mid-90's and served an eight-month jail stint for rape during that time as well. In 1994, he was shot five times but survived. His concerned friends worried his gang lifestyle would kill him before he reached his twenty-fifth birthday.
Tupac attended the Las Vegas, Nevada Mike Tyson and Bruce Seldon boxing match on September 7th, 1996 with Marion "Suge" Knight, the CEO of Tupac's recording studio. The pair were accompanied by unarmed bodyguards as they headed to Suge's nearby nightclub in his black BMW after the match that night. While on the drive to the club, a white Cadillac pulled up alongside Knight's BMW and shot Tupac Shakur. Suge Knight drove for help at a nearby casino as Tupac remained bloodied and injured next to him. Shakur died six days later from five gunshot wounds to the chest.
Despite thousands of witnesses, only ONE individual came forward: Yafeu Fula, one of Tupac's back-up singers. Fula initially stated that he knew the identify the gunman, but police sent him home after they interviewed him for a short time. Two months later, Fula was shot to death in a stairwell of a housing project. Many believed this was an effort to silence him forever.
Tupac Shakur's killer is still unknown.
Suspects: Three hours before the shooting, a camera at the MGM Grand caught Tupac and his entourage beat up an alleged member of the South Side Crips street gang. Some believed the shooting was in retaliation for the attack. Others believed the shooting was connected to a heated rivalry between Tupac and East Coast rapper Sean "Puffy" Combs. Tupac blamed Puffy for the 1994 attack that nearly killed him.
Extra Notes: This segment originally ran on the March 14, 1997 episode.
Results: Unsolved. The murder of Tupac Shakur has also been rumored to be linked to the murder of Biggie Smalls, but as yet, no evidence to actually tie the murders together has been found.
Official Unsolved Mysteries website page on the case: unsolved.com/archives/tupac-shakur
America's Most Wanted 1997 airing: m.youtube.com/watch?v=KXBU7Fg2WBQ
Thoughts? As infamous as Tupac and Biggie Smalls' murders were, I realized we had never actually made threads about their cases on our forum. I remember on AMW and elsewhere a lot of speculation was centered around Orlando Anderson, one of the Crips gang members seem fighting with Shakur's entourage that night. (Anderson was later killed himself in a drive-by shooting.) But I haven't heard much about him since the first few years after Shakur's murder. Also as seen above his case has aired on both Unsolved Mysteries and America's Most Wanted. His case was first aired on AMW on their February 8th, 1997 episode. Ironically, AMW-aired fugitive Joanne Chesimard a.k.a. Assata Shakur is/was Tupac Shakur's aunt.
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