Las Vegas police serve search warrant in Tupac Shakur murder investigation

Posted at 4:10 PM, July 18, 2023 and last updated 3:09 PM, July 20, 2023

By: Jarah Wright

HENDERSON, Nev. (Scripps News Las Vegas) — The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is actively continuing its investigation into the death of Tupac Shakur.

Photo of Tupac Shakur

FILE – Rapper Tupac Shakur attends a voter registration event in South Central Los Angeles, Aug. 15, 1996. Authorities in Nevada confirmed Tuesday, July 18, 2023, that they served a search warrant this week in connection with the long-unsolved killing of the late rapper Shakur. (AP Photo/Frank Wiese, File)

The department confirmed they searched a home in Henderson on Monday as part of the ongoing homicide investigation. However, officials said they have no further comment at this time.

The rapper was gunned down in Las Vegas on Sept. 7, 1996.

Investigators said Shakur got into a fistfight with a man named Orlando Anderson. Police said they believe Anderson got a gun and ran up to a BMW that Shakur was in. The vehicle was stopped at a red light at Flamingo Road and Koval Lane. That’s when shots rang out. Anderson was killed in an unrelated shooting in Los Angeles not long after Shakur.

However, there have been many unanswered questions over the years as police have continued to investigate the case. No arrests have ever been made.

Last month, the rapper received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2017, he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.