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UPDATE: Las Vegas police respond to Tupac documentary, say reports of arrest inaccurate

Posted at 11:38 PM, Jul 03, 2018

UPDATE JULY 6: Las Vegas police released a statement saying they are aware of a new documentary about Tupac's murder. Police indicated they spent several months reviewing the case after listening to the interview.

But police said reports that an arrest warrant is about to be submitted are inaccurate. 


A source tells 13 Action News an arrest is imminent in the murder of Tupac Shakur.  Las Vegas police have not confirmed any activity on this case.

The legendary rapper's life was cut short in a drive-by in Las Vegas more than 21 years ago.  The case has been unsolved since 1996.

This potential break comes after a confession in a new documentary. 

Duane Keith Davis says he was in the car when a fellow passenger and relative, Orlando Anderson, shot and killed Tupac.  Anderson was killed two years later in 1998.  Anderson had always denied any involvement in the incident.

"It was pretty much common knowledge who did it," said retired senior homicide Las Vegas police detective Phil Ramos.

Ramos says detectives zeroed in on Anderson as a potential suspect soon after the shots were fired; however, the case hit roadblocks and went cold.

"It's kind of a given gang members don't talk to cops, especially in murder cases," said Ramos, "that's what happened on this case."

That's until Anderson's relative, Davis, dropped that bombshell in a TV interview.

Davis said he was in the car as Anderson allegedly opened fire on September 7, 1996.

He said he is opening up now because he has cancer.

Ramos says detectives have to corroborate everything considering Davis's past.

"He was reluctant," said Ramos, "told cops a whole different story in the beginning."

Right now, it's unclear whether this latest story will solve one of the most high-profile murders of all time.

13 Action News has reached out to Las Vegas police.  We will continue to provide updates.