COPS investigating the notorious murder of rapper Tupac Shakur have NEVER interviewed a self-confessed accomplice in the killing, a source close to the investigation has revealed.
Compton gang king pin Keffe D admitted to playing a key role in Tupac’s murder 25 years ago today.
But a source with knowledge of the probe said the known criminal won’t ever be quizzed over the death because detectives think it’s “a waste of time.”
Keffe – real name Duane Keith Davis – claims he was sat next to his nephew Orlando Anderson when he shot Tupac through a car window in Las Vegas on September 7, 1996.
Following a cancer diagnosis in 2018 the gangster made the shocking admission in numerous documentaries and in a 2019 memoir of his life called Compton Street Legend.
However, the source connected to Las Vegas Metro Police – which is still probing the murder – claims detectives decided against quizzing Keffe due to his ill health.
Cops believe any criminal case would be “tough to justify” in terms of cost to the taxpayer and man hours, given the risk Keffe could die during a lengthy prosecution.
The source says there is also no guarantee Keffe would confirm his book admissions in a formal police interview.
The stalemate with Metro Police means that Tupac’s murder remains unsolved – and without a single arrest for a quarter of a century.
It also further infuriates ex-LAPD detective Greg Kading – the man who solved Tupac’s killing over a decade ago – who has publicly called for Keffe to be arrested.
The source revealed: "The case of Tupac’s murder remains open and will likely stay that way now.
"Keffe wrote his book outlining exactly what went down with the murder, confirming that Orlando pulled the trigger.
"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.
"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.
"Furthermore there is no guarantee that Keffe would even talk to them about the night on record, or not say that his book was fictional simply to create buzz and sell copies.
"The detectives have many other more pressing cases to attend to in Vegas.
"A 25-year-old case, just because it centres on Tupac, would be a pain in the a** for officers to assemble. Quite frankly this decision was seen by Metro as a sensible one."
The source added: "What will bewilder many people is that no-one has ever been arrested for Tupac’s killing.
"The sad truth is that all the key figures in this tragedy either met the same fate as Tupac or stuck by the gangster code of never talking to police."
Cop turned author and documentarian Kading is upset with LV Metro given Keffe confessed on tape to him that he was an accomplice to Tupac’s murder.
That recorded admission was given to Kading while he was overseeing an LAPD task force probing the killing of Biggie Smalls in 2009.
But the confession was made after Keefe had struck a “proffer” deal with cops, meaning it couldn’t be used in court. Details of the confession were passed on to Las Vegas Metro, however.
Since then Keffe has confessed several times publicly.
In May, 2019 Keffe’s book Compton Street Legend confirmed he was in the white Cadillac car with Anderson, who fired a Glock into Knight’s BMW killing Tupac.
Kading, 57, told The Sun of his dismay, he said: “Keffe D should be arrested as he has confessed publicly multiple times about his role in the murder of Tupac.
“He has admitted he got the Glock handgun for Anderson. His confession, which has been corroborated, is more than enough to arrest him and resolve the case and end it from being an unresolved investigation. Las Vegas police should arrest him.
"He wrote in his book that he had involvement and knowledge about Tupac's killing. It is there in black and white.
"He is profiting from his infamy. It is bewildering to me that nothing has happened."
Keffe, who has spent 15 years in and out of jail for numerous gang crimes, last year told Vlad TV that he felt some remorse for his involvement in the rapper’s death: "I have a deep sense of remorse for what happened to Tupac. He was a talented artist.
"We should stop all this bullsh** of black and black crime."
He also apologised to Tupac’s mother for "losing her son".
JUSTICE FOR PAC
It comes almost a year after an investigative filmmaker claimed cops investing the 25-year-old murder have all the evidence they need to close the case – and even make an arrest – but refuse to.
Mike Dorsey says he has met with detectives to pass on his entire research including an eye witness statements that Tupac was gunned down by a Orlando.
Orlando was the prime suspect in Tupac’s murder, although he denied any involvement and was never charged.
On May 29, 1998, at the age of 23, he was killed in a gang-related shootout.
While the 1996 murder case remains open, Dorsey says it is finally time for "justice for Tupac" and is urging Las Vegas Police to finally kill 25 years of conspiracy theories and speculation about Tupac being alive.
Dorsey, who worked on shows Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G and Murder Rap, told Sun Online: "Tupac is dead. Let's get that straight.
"All the conspiracy theories are wrong and this ongoing conjecture can simply be ended by the [Las Vegas] Metro Police finally acknowledging all the evidence that is there.
"Contrary to popular belief, we know exactly who killed Tupac and so does the Metro Police."
But Dorsey says that despite repeated attempts detectives working the investigation refuse to hear his pleas to close the case.
He added: "We have exchanged about 100 emails about the case. They probably won't be happy with me going public, but it's been 18 months and the case is still unresolved, so I feel like I have no choice.
"This is bigger than any of us. Maybe I want justice for Tupac more than LVMPD does – I hope not. It shouldn't be that way.
"Las Vegas Metro PD simply needs to announce that the case is closed. They can make an arrest or they can label it 'cleared/other' meaning they know who's responsible but prosecution isn't possible.
"In this case they could say it's because the shooter is dead – Anderson was fatally shot during a gang shootout in Compton in 1998 – and you can't prosecute a dead man.
"But to continue to pretend that they don't know what happened when they clearly do know is crazy. It's almost Orwellian in the level of denial of reality by a government agency.
"I don't think they'll do anything without a major public outcry over it."
Dorsey, who has spent six years investigating the Tupac case and meeting key players during his life and death, revealed that Orlando killed Tupac because of the "disrespect" showed to him after the rapper punched him at a Sin City casino.
Orlando was said to be "livid" after the gang fight at MGM casino and then went with pals including his uncle Duane Keith 'Keffe D' Davis to track down the star later in the night on the Las Vegas Strip in a white Cadillac – unleashing a hail of bullets into the rapper's SUV, which was driven by Suge Knight.
In one confession on the documentary Murder Rap he says: "We just swung a U turn they was in the middle lane and we pulled up in the middle lane and checked every car to see where they was….I thought he was gonna pull up on my side.
"You know – that's my little nephew I wanna look out for him. And he [Tupac] pulled on his side. If he would have been on my side I would have blast."
He then tells how he passed the gun to his friend Deandre "Dre" Smith, who refused to take it, so gave to to his nephew Orlando – nicknamed "Baby Lane" – who "popped the dudes".
Dorsey has passed on five confessions from Keffe D about his role in the killing and he insists that Suge Knight was not part of the assassination despite years of rumors.
Dorsey gathered a comprehensive evidence file while working alongside ex LAPD homicide detective Kading, who led a three-year federal task force into the murders of rappers Tupac and Biggie.
The pair believe that all testimony and gathered intel points to gang member Orlando being the shooter of Tupac on that fateful September night in 1996.
A spokesperson for Las Vegas Metro Police said: "At this time, we are unable to provide further information about this case."
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