The September 1996 murder of Tupac Shakur remains one of Hip Hop’s most infamous unsolved cases. But how “unsolved” is it? Prime suspect Orlando Anderson was long believed to be the triggerman but was never officially charged. His 1998 gang-related murder brought any chance for reckoning to an ominous end.
Twenty-five years later, 2Pac’s murder is still a topic of conversation, and people need someone held accountable for the rap legend’s untimely death. According to The Sun, former Los Angeles Police Department detective Greg Kading wants Anderson’s uncle and Compton Crip, Keefe D, arrested for admitting his involvement in the Las Vegas slaying.
In a recent interview with The Art Of Dialogue, Keefe D copped to being an accomplice and in the car when Anderson allegedly fired the fatal shots. Kading said he finds it “unfathomable” investigators haven’t questioned Keefe D, especially when he confessed.
During the conversation, Keefe D recalled seeing 2Pac hanging out of the window, hollering at two women from Suge Knight’s BMW. After chasing them to the intersection of Flamingo and Koval, Keefe said Anderson took charge of the gun.
Keffe D claimed 2Pac appeared to reach for a gun when he saw the coming, but Anderson was already lined up for the kill shots.
“We just pulled up to the stop light, they was making a right, there was about 17 cars,” he said. “We just pulled up in the gutter lane and seen their ass, and that first shot hit Big Boy [Knight] in the head, I thought he was dead, like damn he’s dead.”
He continued, “He didn’t use him as a shield, the man was shot in the fucking head. Suge just ducked his head and the first bullet went in his head and the next one’s hit him [2Pac] and he was trying to do a breakdance, trying to jump in the back seat or something. Looked like he was trying to jump up but bullets was hitting his ass.
“Once that windshield was shot out, pfff, it was over with after that.” After getting away, Keefe boasted how the four men behind the killing “started drinking and shit.”
Keefe D also revealed he was the one responsible for hiding the murder weapon, saying, “I left it on the tire of one of the cars in the parking lot.”
While many people have reportedly contacted the Las Vegas Metro Police Department about Keefe D’s interview, nothing has been done, which continues to frustrate Kading. He wants Keefe D arrested immediately.
“There is adequate probable cause to arrest Keefe D on conspiracy to commit murder charges, based on his numerous public confessions,” he said. “It would then be a decision of the District Attorney’s office to determine if the evidence is strong enough for prosecution. The police department can absolve itself from their responsibilities by arresting Keefe D and putting the responsibility on the DA, where it belongs.”
“He’s making a mockery out of the justice system and the public perception is that Tupac’s murder case is of little interest to the LVPD,” he said.
“The optics on it are horrible. For history’s sake and for the sake of their own reputation, they ought to arrest Keefe D, clear the murder case and place the burden of responsibility onto the shoulders of the DA’s office. It’s that simple.”