Tupac Murder Investigation Sees Police Search Las Vegas Home

19 July 2023 | 9:28 am | Mary Varvaris

“It’s a case that’s gone unsolved, and hopefully, one day, we can change that.”


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Police have searched a home in Henderson this week (17 July) after the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department issued a search warrant in relation to the unsolved murder of Tupac Shakur.

The stunning development arrived nearly 30 years after the influential rapper was shot in the same suburb in September 1996.

While the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police didn’t reveal any other details about the search, we currently know that no arrests have been made, nor are any suspects in custody.

The BBC reports that the home searched by police is 32 km from the site of Shakur’s death. According to a police statement, the cold case has indeed been opened again.

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

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Lieutenant Jason Johansson told the Review Journal “It’s been a while” since the shooting robbed 25-year-old Shakur of his life. “It’s a case that’s gone unsolved, and hopefully, one day, we can change that.”

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Tupac Shakur was shot and killed in September 1996 while he was inside a black car with Marion "Suge" Knight, the head of Death Row Records. Shakur died after spending a week in the hospital.

No arrests were previously made in connection to the unsolved shooting and death of Shakur, but when the state of Nevada doesn’t have a statute of limitations for investigating homicide cases (per 9 News), the police could continue searching until the world finally has answers.

In 2019, the world-first show, The Murders Of Tupac & Biggie – A Night With Greg Kading, arrived in Australia. Greg Kading is a former LAPD detective who worked in the investigative task force for the infamous case. 

“Biggie and Tupac continue to be two of the most influential hip hop artists,” a statement read about Kading’s intention behind the spoken-word tour. “Their unsolved murders spark interest worldwide, and Greg will share the reasons as to why he believes he has solved the murders during the shows. It’s a must-see for anyone who loves anything to do with pop culture, crime, cold cases, or music.”

In 2017, Shakur was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame by Snoop Dogg.