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Tupac Shakur: Rapper arrested in 1996 in connection with murder

  • By Andre Roden-Paul
  • BBC News

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Tupac Shakur was 25 years old when he was shot

Las Vegas police have reportedly made an arrest in connection with the murder of rapper Tupac Shakur nearly three decades ago.

The hip-hop legend was shot four times in a 1996 drive-by shooting in Las Vegas. The identity of his killer is still a mystery.

Las Vegas police on Friday arrested a man in connection with her death, sources told The Associated Press.

A police press conference is expected soon.

He died at the age of 25, on 13 September 1996, a week after being shot four times in his car while waiting at a red light.

In a separate report, ABC News cited a senior law enforcement official as confirming that a suspect had been arrested in connection with Shakur’s murder, and that charges would be announced Friday afternoon.

The death of one of hip-hop’s most acclaimed rappers has inspired several documentaries.

Responding to news of the arrest, radio host Mike Muse told ABC News: “Tupac was a great rapper, poet, actor…his lyrics still provide such a blueprint for culture and society today.

“That’s why his death has always loomed over us so long; in what really happened to him.”

Shakur, whose stage name was embellished as 2Pac, released his first album in 1991.

He has sold more than 75 million records worldwide, with hits including California Love, All Eyes on Me and Changes.

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