Tupac Shakur was shot and killed almost 30 years ago. However, on Tuesday (July 18), The Associated Press reported authorities in Nevada confirmed that they served a search warrant this week in connection to his murder.
Shakur was killed on Sept. 7, 1996, in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas. He was 25.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department told the AP that the search warrant was made on Monday (July 17). It was served in the nearby city of Henderson. Department spokesperson Aden Ocampo Gomez told the outlet that no other details could be provided as it is still an ongoing investigation. It’s unclear what authorities were looking for and where they were looking in Henderson.
Shakur was gunned down while sitting inside a black car with Marion “Suge” Knight. Knight, at the time, was the CEO of Death Row Records. On the night of Sept. 7, 1996, police say the two stopped at a red light near the iconic Las Vegas Strip when a white Cadillac pulled up next to them, and gunfire spewed. The “Dear Mama” rapper was shot multiple times. He succumbed to his injuries a week later in a local hospital.
No arrests have ever been made in connection to the rapper’s death. Las Vegas police have said, per AP, that witnesses refused to cooperate with law enforcement which led to the case never being solved. Nevada does not have a statute of limitations for prosecuting homicide cases.
While Tupac was only 25 at the time of his death, his impact on hip-hop culture spans several generations. In his lifetime, he released two albums: 1995’s Me Against the World and 1996’s All Eyez on Me. After his death, he had three posthumous releases: 1996’s The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory, 2001’s Until the End of Time and 2004’s Loyal to the Game. All of his albums debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.