UPDATE: Tupac Las Vegas Search Tied to Uncle of Suspected Murderer Orlando Anderson

Posted on: July 19, 2023, 12:13h. 

Last updated on: July 29, 2023, 01:10h.

UPDATE: The Las Vegas area home searched by police this week in connection with Tupac Shakur’s 1996 murder reportedly belongs to Paula Clemons. She is the wife of South Side Compton Crips member Duane Keith “Keffe D” Davis, who was the uncle of the late Orlando Anderson, the legendary rapper’s suspected killer, according to multiple reports.

Keffe D has long claimed that he was in the car with his nephew when Anderson allegedly gunned down Shakur 27 years ago. Clemons previously owned a home in Compton where the LA County Sheriff’s Department reportedly recovered a gun buried in the backyard in 1998, according to TMZ.

EARLIER: The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has announced that it searched a home Monday as part of its continuing investigation into the 1996 death of hip-hop legend Tupac Shakur.

Tupac Shakur (being driven by Suge Knight)
Minutes after this photo was taken, Tupac Shakur (being driven by Suge Knight) was fatally shot. (Image: Corjuni/CORBIS OUTLINE)

“LVMPD can confirm a search warrant was served in Henderson, Nevada, on July 17, 2023, as part of the ongoing Tupac Shakur homicide investigation,” Metro said in a statement. “We will have no further comment at this time.”

Detectives served the search warrant at a home near Interstate 11 and Wagon Wheel Drive in the Las Vegas suburb.

No arrests were announced as of Tuesday.

What We Know

Shakur was shot and killed on Sept. 7, 1996, while being driven by his friend, Death Row Records founder Suge Knight, from a Mike Tyson fight at the MGM Grand to a nightclub called Club 662.

It was on Flamingo Road that a white Cadillac with three or four men inside pulled up to the right of Knight’s BMW. One passenger stuck a weapon out of the back window and fired at least 13 rounds into the side of Knight’s car. Shakur was hit four times in the chest.

Shakur was taken by ambulance to University Medical Center, where he was heavily sedated, rushed into surgery, slipped into a coma until he was removed from life support, and died on Sept. 13, 1996. He was 25.

Shakur’s music career lasted only five years, but he sold more than 75 million records worldwide.

What People Think They Know

On March 9, 1997, the Notorious B.I.G. (aka Biggie Smalls) was shot and killed in LA. That murder is widely believed to have been retaliatory for Shakur’s murder. Like in the Tupac case, no one was ever arrested.

Los Angeles police — as well as Shakur’s mother, who filed a 1997 wrongful death lawsuit — long suspected gang member Orlando Anderson. Earlier on the evening of Shakur’s murder, Anderson was jumped in the MGM Grand lobby by Shakur and his entourage.

Las Vegas police have in the past contended there was never any direct evidence linking Anderson to the murder. Anderson was killed in a 1998 gang shootout in LA.