Suspect Charged in 1996 Killing of Tupac Shakur

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    The Facts

    • Las Vegas Police said on Friday that they had made an arrest in connection with the 1996 killing of rapper Tupac Shakur — a breakthrough in a case that's long been shrouded by conspiracy theories and mystery.

    • Nevada's grand jury indicted 60-year-old Duane Keith Davis, also known as "Keffe D," on one count of murder with a deadly weapon.


    The Spin

    Narrative A

    For 27 years, Shakur's family had been waiting for justice. Davis' arrest is the result of prosecutors' relentless efforts to hold those responsible for the rapper's violent murder to account. Justice will finally be served in this long-running case.

    Narrative B

    Nearly three decades since the incident, there have been numerous rumors, including that Shakur may have been killed due to a rivalry between music labels. While the case may appear to be closed, as Davis' arrest is based on his memoir and he's the last living suspect, the details surrounding Shakur's death may remain a mystery.


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