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Police Are Nearing an Arrest in Tupac's Murder, According to Reports

Rapper Keffe D made a deathbed confession in a new documentary.
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On September 7, 1996, Suge Knight and Tupac left a Mike Tyson and Bruce Seldon fight at the MGM Grand to go to Club 662 in Las Vegas. At 11:15 p.m., on the corner of Flamingo Road and Koval Lane, an unidentified white Cadillac pulled up to the right of the BMW and opened fire. Tupac was rushed to the hospital, where he died six days later. More than two decades later the case remains unsolved.

A new documentary is reexamining a taped confession by rapper Keffe D in which he admits to being in the white Cadillac that fired on Tupac.

"I was a Compton kingpin, drug dealer, I’m the only one alive who can really tell you story about the Tupac killing," Keefe says in the documentary. "People have been pursuing me for 20 years, I’m coming out now because I have cancer. And I have nothing else to lose. All I care about now is the truth."

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Hours before the shooting, Tupac and Knight got in a fight with Keffe's nephew Orlando ‘Baby Lane’ Anderson at the MGM Grand. While Anderson was a suspect in the murder, he was never arrested and died two years later.

Keffe D said in his confession that the shots came from the back of his car where anderson and another friend were sitting. He refused to name the shooter because of "street code."

Now, an anonymous source tells Las Vegas's 13 Action News that an arrest is "imminent." Las Vegas police, however, say that the case remains an open homicide case.

"We are aware of the statements made in a BET interview regarding the Tupac case. As a result of those statements we have spent the last several months reviewing the case in its entirety," the LVMPD said in a statement. "Various reports that an arrest warrant is about to be submitted are inaccurate. This case still remains an open homicide case."

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This story originally appeared on Esquire.com.

* Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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