Tupac Shakur Murder Investigation Takes Turn With New Search Warrant

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Authorities are pursuing a new lead in the unsolved killing of rapper Tupac Shakur.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department issued a statement to the media Tuesday, confirming they had executed a search warrant.

“LVMPD can confirm a search warrant was served in Henderson, Nevada on July 17, 2023, as part of the ongoing Tupac Shakur homicide investigation,” the department said.

However, police declined to give additional details on the case.

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Sources told ABC News the search was conducted at a home around 10 p.m., with officers using bullhorns and lights.

Detectives were said to be looking for computers, laptops and articles about Tupac’s death. The items collected will be presented to a Las Vegas grand jury.

Tupac was shot multiple times on the Las Vegas Strip on Sept. 7, 1996. He was in the car with former Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight when another vehicle pulled up beside them and opened fire. Tupac died from his injuries several days later at age 25.

The rapper was born in Harlem in 1971, and later called Los Angeles home.

During his lifetime, he released four studio albums, with more music debuting after his death.

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Throughout his career, Tupac sold over 75 million records worldwide, and remains one of hip-hop’s most iconic artists.

Among his many hit singles were “Only God Can Judge Me,” “Dear Mama,” “Keep Ya Head Up,” “I Ain’t Mad at Cha,” “How Do U Want It,” “California Love,” and “R U Still Down?”

He also found success as an actor, starring in films including Juice, Poetic Justice, Above The Rim, Gridlock’d, and Gang Related.

Tupac was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2017. In June of this year, he received a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.