Retired LAPD Detective Claims Alleged Tupac Murder Suspect’s Uncle Should Be Arrested for Probable Cause
Speaking with the Los Angeles Police Department a decade ago, Duane "Keffe D" Davis confessed to a role in the September 1996 murder of Tupac Shakur, but because of some particular legal stipulations surrounding the confession, no legal actions regarding the killing have been taken. Now, Greg Kading, a former LAPD detective who conducted the interview, says that should change.
Speaking with KCAL9.com for a report the site published last Friday (Nov. 22), Kading, a one-time lead detective in the homicide investigation of Shakur's death, said that subsequent remarks Keffe D made about the interview, the killing and his alleged role in it, add up to some legally sound ground for the Las Vegas Police Department to arrest the South Side Compton Crips member.
“Clearly there’s probable cause to arrest him,” Kading said of Keffe D, who told him that his nephew Orlando "Baby Lane" Anderson had shot Shakur after the rapper and his Death Row entourage beat Anderson at the MGM Grand hotel on Sept. 7, 1996. In the confession, Keffe D said he passed the gun to Anderson, who himself was shot and killed in a car wash shootout in May 1998.
“[Keffe D's] boasting about it, and making money off of it and taunting law enforcement,” Kading added.
Kading concedes that the recorded confession was protected by the parameters of a proffer session, which stipulates that what a person says during their confession during the session can't be used against them in court. However, Keffe D has since spoken on his alleged role in the murder of Shakur in a February 2018 episode of BET's Death Row Chronicles and in his 2019 book, Compton Street Legend.
Kading says that unlike the confession Keffe D made 10 years ago, his public comments aren't protected. Some of those comments came in the aforementioned BET's Death Row Chronicles.
In the episode, Keffe D claims the fatal shots were fired from the back seat of his car, where Anderson and another friend were seated. Although he doesn’t point the finger at Anderson, his version otherwise echoes the same story he told Kading years ago.
Following the airing of Keffe D's interview with BET, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department did issue a statement saying that the murder case is still open but they don't plan to arrest anyone.
"We are aware of the statements made in a BET interview regarding the Tupac case. As a result of those statements, we have spent the last several months reviewing the case in its entirety. Various reports that an arrest warrant is about to be submitted are inaccurate. This case still remains an open homicide case," the department said.
Watch Keffe D give his accounting of the Tupac Shakur shooting for yourself below.
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