After almost 30 years, there have been some big developments in 2Pac’s murder case.
On Monday night, a SWAT team descended upon a home in Henderson, Nevada at around 10 p.m. local time with a search warrant in connection to the rapper's death. Footage obtained by TMZ shows the Las Vegas Metro Police Department forcefully ordering two people inside to come out with their hands up.
In the clip, a police officer can be heard speaking through a megaphone and ordering a woman to drop her cigarettes and exit the home. The officer also tells a second person, a man, to comply with his demands, ordering him to put his hands in the air and walk backward. It’s uncertain if these were the only people in the house.
News of LVMPD issuing a search warrant to the Henderson home surfaced on Tuesday, though it was unclear why police were at the house. ABC News reports that many items were seized in the raid, including hard drives and pictures of potential suspects in 2Pac’s death. Officers were searching the house for around two hours.
According to TMZ, the house belongs to Paula Clemons, who’s married to Duane “Keefe D” Davis, a former Crip. Around the time of Tupac’s death, Keefe D confessed to the government that he was there when his nephew, Orlando Anderson allegedly shot and killed the rapper one block from the Las Vegas Strip on Sept. 7, 1996. Keefe D said he was in Anderson’s car during the shooting.
It’s unknown if Clemons or Keefe still live at the Henderson home. Neighbors told the outlet that the current inhabitants started living there in 2016.
In June, 2Pac’s biological father Billy Garland sat down with The Art of Dialogue and shared that he believes the U.S. government was involved in his son’s death—not Keefe D or Anderson.
“[2Pac] was being tailed by the government the night of his assassination,” Garland said. “He was being tailed by the government [at] Quad Studio—that’s a known fact. So I don’t know this guy Keefe, I don’t know. Maybe he had to say that to get out of some issue, I don’t know. I just know it looked like a setup to me. Somebody told this guy to stand there with the Death Row thing and it pursued to what we had, but I don’t think [Anderson] had anything to do with the death of my son. … Not at all.”