Police raid home in search for answers in Tupac’s unsolved murder
Nearly three decades after hip hop legend Tupac Shakur was gunned down in a Las Vegas drive-by shooting, police have executed a search warrant at a home in Henderson, Nevada, breathing new life into the long dormant investigation.
Tupac, just 25 at the time, was leaving a Mike Tyson boxing match in 1996 when a Cadillac pulled up and an occupant opened fire, fatally wounding the rapper. He died 6 days later.
Despite millions of albums sold and a No.1 hit, Tupac’s killer has never been found. For some, this is a sign of institutional failure and a call for police to revisit the case.
After years of stalled investigations citing a lack of cooperation, LVMPD officers served the warrant at a Henderson residence on Monday. Police have declined to provide details or comment further.
Tupac’s “All Eyez on Me” double album was a rap game changer. He also starred in films like “Poetic Justice” with Janet Jackson. When he died, critics praised him for describing gangsterism as an inevitable response to racism and poverty.
His murder has fueled conspiracy theories, documentaries and more. His legend has only grown since his death with dozens of posthumous releases. In 2017, he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Investigators have previously looked at a brawl involving Tupac and his entourage after the boxing match. However, 27 years later, no arrests have been made.
Only time will tell if this recent raid will finally provide answers to the long unsolved murder that shocked the hip hop world.