Twenty-two years after rapper Tupac Shakur was killed in a drive-by shooting, someone has come forward confessing to a part in the murder.
Former gang member Keefe D made a taped confession talking about his involvement in the murder. At the time, he only confessed after law enforcement promised him immunity from prosecution.
“I was a Compton kingpin, drug dealer,” said Keefe D on the recording. “I’m the only one alive who can really tell you the story about the Tupac killing.”
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Hours before the shooting, Tupac and his affiliates from the Bloods-affiliated Death Row Records, were involved in a fist-fight with Orlando Anderson — a member of the rival gang Crips, and Keefe’s nephew.
Keefe has now agreed to go public with the story because of his declining health.
“People have been pursuing me for 20 years, I’m coming out now because I have cancer,” he said. “And I have nothing else to lose. All I care about now is the truth.”
However, Keefe did not say he was the one who pulled the trigger, rather that he was in the car with the shooting when it happened. He also confessed that he can’t name who actually killed Tupac due to “street code.”