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Las Vegas Police ‘Reviewing’ Tupac Murder Case

The Las Vegas Police Department confirmed that it has been reviewing the 1996 murder of rapper Tupac Shakur for the “last several months” after a televised interview prompted calls to renew the investigation. “We are aware of the statements made in a BET interview regarding the Tupac case. As a result of those statements we have spent the last several months reviewing the case in its entirety,” the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said in a statement. “Various reports that an arrest warrant is about to be submitted are inaccurate. This case still remains an open homicide case.” Former gang member Keffe D gave new details on the case in BET’s docuseries Death Row Chronicles. He recalled being in the front seat of a white Cadillac in Las Vegas when someone sitting in the backseat opened fire on a black BMW that Shakur was riding in. He wouldn’t say who fired the shots, but police had identified Keffe D’s nephew Orlando Anderson and DeAndre Smith as the backseat passengers. The New York Daily News reports that Anderson was the prime suspect for the murder before dying in a shootout in 1998.