Cop who held Tupac after fatal shooting is accused of 'killing rapper or helping him escape' in wild conspiracy theory
THE ex-Las Vegas cop who held Tupac Shakur on the Sunset Strip after he was gunned down 25 years ago claims conspiracy theorists blame him for pulling the trigger or even inventing a fake drive-by shooting death ruse to help him “escape.”
“People contact me from around the world asking about Tupac," retired police officer Chris Carroll recalled the tragic night on Sept. 7, 1996.
He added: “Some are convinced I played some part in what happened – either in his passing or supposed escape.”
He told the Daily Star there’s nothing to the accusations.
“It is just comical to say I killed him,” he said.
THE NIGHT OF
Record producer Suge Knight was with Tupac following their attendance at a Mike Tyson fight.
Shakur and his entourage were reportedly headed to a club when they pulled to a stop Koval Lane and Flamingo Road.
That’s when a white Cadillac rolled up beside them and opened fire.
The 25-year-old phenom was struck several times and he succumbed six days later from his gunshot wounds.
September 13 marks 25 years since he died.
Carroll said that the shooting death of one of the best-selling music artists of all time having sold more than 75 million records worldwide didn’t involve any pretend effort to fake his death or involve dirty cops plotting to assassinate him.
"It is very difficult for people to believe somebody as iconic was the victim of a simple murder.
"Unfortunately, the most obvious scenario is what happened.”
Carroll remembered Tupac was barely alive by the time he reached the crime scene.
“When I got to him he was already pretty much passing away.
"He did not officially pass until later, but that was only thanks to the skill of the team who kept his heart beating and then life support machines.”
TUPAC KILLER CONFESSION?
Twenty-five years since the attack, many theories have swirled about who killed the rapper and whether he faked his death.
Fingers pointed at Brooklyn-born hip-hop legend Christopher George Latore Wallace, better known as Biggie Smalls and the Notorious B.I.G.
Biggie was shot dead by an assassin in a bow tie while sitting in a green Chevy Suburban stopped at an intersection on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles back on March 9, 1997, the New York Post reported.
A new documentary alleges that Death Row Records producer Suge Knight ordered to take out Biggie using "dirty cops" from the LA Police Department.
And after Knight was jailed for 28 years in 2018 for the manslaughter of an associate, witnesses came out of the woodwork with greater confidence to discuss how Biggie died.
QUESTION KEFFE D?
Meanwhile, Las Vegas cops have yet to question a self-confessed accomplice.
Reputed Compton gangster Keffe D came forward to cop to the unsolved murder of Tupac’s this week.
Keffe – whose real name Duane Keith Davis – placed himself as an accomplice at the scene of the shooting, saying that he was seated next to his nephew Orlando Anderson when Tupac was struck with bullets through a car window.
The shocking admission was made after he discovered he’d been diagnosed with cancer in 2018 and sang about his role in the notorious murder in a 2019 memoir titled Compton Street Legend and other subsequent documentaries.
CONFESSED KILLER HAS CANCER
A source close to the Las Vegas Metro Police told The Sun that while the cold case remains open, detectives in the department have yet to formally press the cancer-afflicted Keffe about his published claims,.
The source claims cops would find tying Keffe to Tupac's killing as “tough to justify” spending taxpayer funds and precious man hours.
The source further believed some Vegas cops aren't willing to pin a murder rap on Keffe may also fail because he may not survive a lengthy trial.
And while Keffe spared few details in his tome, he may not repeat them when being questioned by detectives.
TUPAC'S CASE 'STAYS COLD'
"The case of Tupac’s murder remains open and will likely stay that way now," said the source.
"Keffe wrote his book outlining exactly what went down with the murder, confirming that Orlando pulled the trigger,” the source told the Sun.
"The detectives were aware of what Keffe had written in his memoir, but also knew he’d told people he did not have long to live.”
The source suspects Keffe confessed about killing Tupac only because he's essentially already tucked into his deathbed.
"A decision was made based on the best use of resources for the department.
"Simply put, pushing a criminal investigation for a dying man is a waste of time and taxpayers’ money with no strong chance of justice.”
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