Pretty crazy to think about, but this September will mark 18 years since Tupac Shakur was shot and killed in Las Vegas, Nevada. All these years later, and still so few details are known about the case or the investigation.
However, today retired Las Vegas police officer Chris Carroll stepped forward to speak about that night, and what he remembers. Carroll was on duty that evening and was the first officer to respond to the scene where Tupac's car was shot up. He had this to say about the night to Vegas Seven:
So I’m looking at Tupac, and he’s trying to yell back at Suge, and I’m asking him, ‘Who shot you? What happened? Who did it?’ And he was just kind of ignoring me. He was making eye contact with me here and there, but he’s trying to yell at Suge. And I kept asking over and over, ‘Who did this? Who shot you?’ And he basically kept ignoring me. And then I saw in his face, in his movements, all of a sudden in the snap of a finger, he changed. And he went from struggling to speak, being noncooperative, to an ‘I’m at peace’ type of thing. Just like that.
He went from fighting to ‘I can’t do it.’ And when he made that transition, he looked at me, and he’s looking right in my eyes. And that’s when I looked at him and said one more time, ‘Who shot you?’
He looked at me and he took a breath to get the words out, and he opened his mouth, and I thought I was actually going to get some cooperation. And then the words came out: ‘F–k you.’
After that, he started gurgling and slipping out of consciousness. At that point, an ambulance showed up, and he went into unconsciousness.
This is the first time that Carroll has ever spoke publicly about the event, and warned that he doubts a criminal case is ever brought up in the matter.
[via MTV News]