Rap superstar Tupac Shakur was murdered in a drive-by shooting 22 years ago, in 1996. Now, a new Netflix docuseries has finally revealed the name of the killer: Orlando Anderson aka ‘Baby Lane’ – now deceased.
The latest installment of Netflix docusesries, Uncovered, features a shocking and unexpected confession from a ‘Crips’ gang member, who admits to having been in the car that carried out the shooting, and knowing who pulled the trigger.
Tupac Shakur was killed in a drive-by shooting on September 7, 1996. He was shot four times and died in the hospital six days later. At the time, no arrests were made due to insufficient evidence. Now, Duane Keith Davis – more commonly known as Keefe D – has revealed that his nephew, Orlando ‘Baby Lane’ Anderson was the one who killed Tupac as an act of revenge killing.
He has claimed that the famous rapper and his security had beaten up Baby Lane, who then shot him for revenge. Tupac was in a Las Vegas casino where Anderson stole a medallion from a member of the rapper’s entourage. This then led to a brawl and Anderson was beaten up by Tupac’s group members, who were also associated with Crips’ rival gang, The Bloods.
When Tupac left the casino, he stopped to greet a crowd of female fans from the car window of his BMW when Anderson and his gang members spotted him and pulled up next to him in their Cadillac in a swift U-turn. Davis detailed the murder; Baby Lane was in the passenger seat when he shot. The vehicle was being driven by Terrence T-Brown. In the back was Andre ‘Dre’ Smith along with Davis himself.
Describing the killing, Keefe D says in the series, “He leaned over and rolled down the window and popped them.”
In another eye-opening revelation, Keefe D has said he is suffering from (possibly terminal) cancer, which is why he decided to reveal the truth about the murderer. With ‘nothing to lose’, he claims he only cares about the truth now. He says in the series, “I’m coming out now because I have cancer. And I have nothing else to lose. All I care about now is the truth.”
While Keefe D has openly claimed to be ‘the only person alive’ who knows the entire truth behind Tupac’s murder, there is little that authorities are doing about the public confession; Keefe D has not yet been summoned for official questioning. The documentary’s director, Kyle Long, has called this ‘outrageous’. He said, “[Keefe D] went live on television and confessed to being an accessory to murder and the Las Vegas PD, as far as I know, is doing nothing about it.”
Meanwhile, journalists are launching a legal bid for Las Vegas Police Department to make the documents of the murder case public, since they are of ‘historical importance’. The LVPD has refused to do so, since the investigation is still ongoing.
The killer, Orlando Anderson, was first associated with Tupac’s murder in 2002, when an LA Times investigation suspected revenge killing following the casino fight. However, sufficient evidence was not available and he denied all allegations, and was discounted as a suspect.
He was killed in May 1998, aged 23, in a shootout with gang members.