A former detective on the Tupac murder case has said Keffe D should finally be arrested after giving yet another bombshell interview confessing to his role in the famous killing. Compton Crip Keffe D Davis,57, gave a blow by blow account of how Tupac was shot dead on the Las Vegas strip on September 7, 1996.
He said he gathered up a group of Crips gangsters to avenge the beating of nephew Orlando Anderson by Suge Knight and Tupac at the MGM Hotel. And ex-LAPD detective Greg Kading feels the latest video posted on YouTube contains several clear reasons for Keffe to face arrest and potential prosecution for conspiracy to murder. Kading said he finds it “unfathomable” why detectives investigating the case haven’t questioned him.
Keffe gave the interview to little known YouTube channel The Art Of Dialogue to mark the 25th anniversary of Tupac’s killing in Sin City last month.It’s the latest of several shows, documentaries and a book he wrote in which he’s admitted he was an accomplice.
Tupac Shakur was murdered in a hail of Glock bullets fired into a BMW driven by Knight on the Vegas strip. In the 25 years since, Metro Police has not arrested a single person in relation to the case. Now in the 15 minute video, Keffe D – sometimes spelled as Keefe D – explained how he and a group of Crips gang members hunted down Knight and Tupac following the MGM Hotel brawl.
Keffe recalled how they spotted the rapper hanging out of the window waving to fans in Knight’s black BMW. After chasing them to the junction of Flamingo and Koval, Keffe said Anderson took charge of the gun. He says Tupac appeared to reach for a gun when he saw his attackers, 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 a**, and that first shot hit Big Boy (Suge Knight) in the head, I thought he was dead, like damn he’s dead.”
Once that windshield was shot out, pfff, it was over with after that. He also shot down claims that Knight, who was driving the car, tried to shield Tupac.”He didn’t use him as a shield, the man was shot in the f**king head,” he said.”Suge just ducked his head and the first bullet went in his head and the next one’s hit him (Tupac) 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 a**.
“Once that windshield was shot out, pfff, it was over with after that.”After getting away Keffe boasted how the four men behind the killing “started drinking and s***.”Keffe even admits hiding the murder weapon.”I left it (the gun) on the tyres of one of the cars in the parking lot,” he said. The next morning the gang left Vegas. Several people have contacted the homicide detectives at Las Vegas Metro Police Department about the new interview – but as yet nothing has happened. Keffe’s new video – his most coherent “play by play” account yet – comes after reports revealed that detectives have expressed no desire to close the Tupac case.
Keffe has already confessed on tape to former LAPD cop Kading about his role in the murder, although that confession is not admissible.
However as Kading and the task force pushed forward, his chief pulled the plug on him solving Tupac’s murder and he was told to pass all his information on to Las Vegas police, which he did.
Kading said watching the situation from afar has been frustrating and urges Las Vegas detectives to finally arrest Keffe.
“There is adequate probable cause to arrest Keffe D on conspiracy to commit murder charges, based on his numerous public confessions. It would then be a decision of the District Attorney’s office to determine if the evidence is strong enough for prosecution,” he said.
“The police department can absolve itself from their responsibilities by arresting Keffe D and putting the responsibility on the DA, where it belongs.”
Kading feels that that this new video could be enough, without Keffe taking the stand, to move forward with a criminal trial.
He added that it’s “embarrassing” for Las Vegas Metro Police to have ignored Keffe’s admissions all these years.
“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 Keffe D, clear the murder case and place the burden of responsibility onto the shoulders of the DA’s office. It’s that simple.”
Author: Seyi Awoleye
Los-Angeles, CA, USA