“Hopefully, we can now find some resolution and closure. Shortly after authorities revealed that Duane Keith Davis had been charged with murder with a dangerous weapon committed to support a criminal organization, she posted on Instagram on Friday, “R.I.P. Pac.”
Smith has discussed her friendship with Shakur on several occasions. “I have never in my life met a person like Pac,” she said in a Howard Stern interview from last year.
She replied, “He had such charisma.”
Though Shakur’s passing was “very tragic,” according to Smith, he left a “solid and powerful mark” on the globe.
She stated, “He still inspires people.” So he completed his task.
Shakur was shot on September 7, 1996, in Las Vegas. Davis, 60, also known as “Keefy D” or “Keffe D,” had previously admitted to being in the automobile that drew up next to Shakur’s vehicle.
According to the indictment, Davis participated in the shooting. He bought a gun “with the intention of exacting revenge” on Shakur and Marion “Suge” Knight, the head of Death Row, the leader of Shakur’s record company, and a longstanding member of the Mob Piru, Shakur’s rival group.
The indictment claims that Davis and three other gang members planned to murder the rapper “by acting in concert throughout,” but it doesn’t specify that Davis drew the gun.
Davis was the “shot caller” for his gang and “orchestrated the plan that was carried out,” according to Lt. Jason Johansson of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, who announced this at a press conference on Friday.
Steve Wolfson, the district attorney for Clark County, rejoiced at the indictment.
He said on Friday, “This is the indictment we’ve been waiting almost three decades for.” “There will be justice served.”
Shakur’s murder, according to officials, was caused by an altercation that took place earlier in the evening inside the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino after a heavyweight bout between Mike Tyson and Bruce Sheldon.
The rapper and Knight roughed up a guy identified as Orlando Anderson, Davis’ nephew.
According to authorities, Davis procured the pistol used to murder the rapper right away in an attempt to exact vengeance.
Despite his denials, Anderson was long suspected of being the one who pulled the gun. Two years later, he lost his life in a separate gang gunfight.
Shakur’s murder and case have inspired songs, movies, and conspiracy theories for decades.