- 02 Oct 23
Davis was arrested and charged with murder on Friday, in a breakthrough in one of music's most well-documented ongoing mysteries. Prosecutors say he ordered the 1996 killing of rapper Tupac Shakur.
Loved ones of Tupac Shakur have reacted to the arrest of Duane Davis, who has been charged with one count of murder in connection with the shooting which killed the rap legend.
The development comes 27 years after the late icon’s death.
“Now I hope we can get some answers and have some closure. R.I.P. Pac,” said close friend Jada Pinkett Smith in an Instagram Story on September 30.
Tupac’s sister Sekyiwa, who is also president of the foundation in his name, shared a statement to social media, calling the arrest a “pivotal moment” following years of silence surrounding her brother’s case.
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“His life and death matters, and should not go unsolved or unrecognized, so yes, today is a victory but I will reserve judgement until all the facts and legal proceedings are complete,” she said.
“There have been multiple hands involved and there remains so much surrounding the life and death of my brother Tupac and our Shakur family overall. We are seeking real justice, on all fronts.”
Tupac’s brother, Mopreme Shakur, echoed the sentiments in a series of recent interviews. He called the arrest “bittersweet,” telling CNN that Davis had “been running his mouth, for years” about witnessing the killing.
Mopreme added to the New York Post that he was surprised that Las Vegas detectives reached out a few months ago, considering how much time has passed since the murder.
He also told TMZ that he plans to attend the trial, where he hopes further motives and other people involved will come to light. “Keep your popcorn, we’re still waiting for things to unfold,” he said. “The universe is working, Pac is still here. So stay tuned. “