In a recent development surrounding the 1996 murder case of Tupac Shakur, Suge Knight, the former head of Death Row Records, has made it clear that he will not cooperate with prosecutors seeking to incriminate Keefe D (real name: Duane Davis) in the matter.
Knight firmly stated to TMZ that he has no intentions of testifying against Keefe D if the case proceeds to trial, citing his reasons for doing so.
“I’m not willing to take the stand and testify against anyone,” Suge Knight expressed emphatically. When asked about his motives for refusing to cooperate, he simply questioned, “For what?”
Additionally, Knight asserted, “I won’t participate in any of that.”
Keefe D, who stands accused of involvement in Tupac Shakur’s tragic murder, was taken into custody on September 29th. A Nevada grand jury indicted Davis on one count of murder, citing the use of a deadly weapon with the intent to facilitate or promote criminal gang activities.
According to Lt. Jason Johansson of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Duane Davis assumed a leadership role within the group of individuals responsible for the crime. He allegedly orchestrated the plan that ultimately led to Tupac Shakur’s untimely demise.
Notably, Davis is the uncle of Orlando Anderson, who was suspected of being Tupac’s assailant. Anderson met his end in a gang-related shooting in 1998. Keefe D had previously acknowledged being present in the car with his nephew during the 1996 incident when Tupac was shot.
Davis faced a murder charge under Nevada’s aiding and abetting statute, which holds individuals accountable for assisting in a crime, even if they did not pull the trigger themselves.
Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson emphasized this legal principle, stating, “If you aided someone in committing a crime, you can be considered equally responsible.”
Suge Knight disputed claims that Orlando Anderson was the one who shot Tupac. The incarcerated music executive declined to identify the actual shooter, asserting, “There were only two people in the car, and neither Pac nor I are going to disclose what happened. But I can say this: I’ve never had anything negative to say about Orlando. Firstly, because he wasn’t the shooter, and secondly, because he testified at my hearing, vouched for my innocence, and told the truth. Despite that, they still didn’t release me.”
It’s worth noting that Suge Knight is currently serving a 28-year prison sentence for voluntary manslaughter.