Authorities suspect that Duane Keith Davis, the individual apprehended in connection with Tupac Shakur’s murder, masterminded a plot to carry out the crime alongside several accomplices.
A grand jury has issued indictments against Davis, charging him with murder involving the use of a deadly weapon in relation to the 1996 incident.
According to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Jason Johansson, it can be best described that Duane Davis held a position of authority within the group responsible for the crime, directing the plan that ultimately led to its execution.
Even if Davis didn’t personally fire the fatal shot at Shakur, under Nevada law, he can still face murder charges, clarified Las Vegas, Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson. This is due to the state’s aiding and abetting statute, he explained.
“So if you helped somebody commit a crime, you can be equally as guilty,” Wolfson said.
He mentioned that this is “one of the theories in this case too.” Johansson stated that the police’s belief is that Davis acquired the firearm used from a “close associate.”
However, he refrained from providing further specifics, noting that these details would be disclosed during the trial.
Davis is scheduled to make a court appearance in the coming days, during which a date for the jury trial will be established, according to the police.