Tuesday 24 October 2017

Compton cops reveal who really shot Tupac in explosive documentary

'Who shot Tupac & Biggie' aired on Fox on Sunday night

Tupac Shakur
Tupac Shakur
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Two Compton police officers who investigated the death of Tupac Shakur have revealed who they believe really killed the rapper.

Tupac was just 25 when he shot in a drive by near the Las Vegas strip on September 7, 1996.

He had attended the Mike Tyson Vs Bruce Sheldon boxing match earlier that evening after which he was involved in an altercation with Crips gang member Orlando 'Baby Lane' Anderson.

He was shot while driving to a night club.  Tupac had his head out of the sunroof of the car and was shot in the chest, pelvis, hand, thigh and lung.  He died in hospital a week later.

Tupac Shakur and Marion Suge Knight (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Tupac Shakur and Marion Suge Knight (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

The murder remains unsolved but the former Compton police officers, Tim Brennan and Robert Ladd, believe Anderson was the one who pulled the trigger.

Speaking to journalist Soledad O'Brien and rapper Ice-T for documentary Who Shott Biggie & Tupac, which aired on Fox on Sunday night, Ladd said, "They had all these other theories going on, but it was a really simple gang one-on-one to Tim and I.

"We believe Orlando Anderson was the one who did it.’"

The officers had been investigating Orlando for another murder when the shooting happened, and they had been keeping an eye on him after he tried to shoot someone as part of gang initiation when he was just 15.

CHICAGO - MARCH 1994: Rapper Tupac Shakur performs onstage in 1994 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Raymond Boyd/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
CHICAGO - MARCH 1994: Rapper Tupac Shakur performs onstage in 1994 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Raymond Boyd/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

They were approached by the Las Vegas Police Department to help solve the case and they revealed that after the shooting informants claimed Anderson was boasting about killing Tupac.

Anderson was killed two years later and in the early 2000s Brennan had a break in the investigation.

He happened across a 40 calibre Glock gun which had been seized by the Comptom Police Department which had been found at the house of a gang member's girlfriend.  The gang member had been in Vegas at the time of Tupac's shooting.

Ballistics revealed the gun was a match - it was the gun that killed Tupac.  However, Ladd and Brennan claim this information was not accepted by the Las Vegas Police Department.

Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakurat the 1996 VMAs, shortly before Tupac was killed.
Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakurat the 1996 VMAs, shortly before Tupac was killed.

Brennan met with a friend of Anderson's several years later and that friend confirmed that Anderson murdered Tupac.

Rapper Suge Knight was in the car with Tupac when he was killed.  Knight is currently in jail awaiting trial for murder and attempted murder - charges unrelated to Tupac's case.

He spoke to O'Brien and Ice-T for the documentary and claimed that it is possible that Tupac is still alive.

"When I left that hospital, me and Pac was laughing and joking. So I don’t see how somebody could turn from doing well to doing bad," he said.

When Soledad asked if he really thinks he's still alive, he added, "With Pac… you never know."

Earlier this year former detective David Myers fanned the flames of this theory when he came forward to say he helped Tupac fake his death for $1.5m.

"The world needs to know what I did.  I'm ashamed that I let a price be put on my word and I cannot die without letting the world know," he told The Mirror.

He also claimed Suge Knight was in on the plot.

Former cop claims he was paid $1.5m to help Tupac Shakur fake his death 

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