The family of murdered rapper Tupac Shakur says arrested suspect Duane “Keffe D” Davis “spoke out for years” about the murder.
And a police officer who investigated the 1996 murder called Davis, 60, an “idiot” for “getting himself in trouble” in a 2018 Netflix documentary about the Las Vegas shooting.
Legendary rapper Tupac died at age 25 when he was shot repeatedly in a car on September 7 after watching Mike Tyson box at the MGM Grand in Sin City.
Police confirmed that Davis himself assigned them his case after he bragged in the documentary that he knew who shot the rapper.
He was arrested on Friday and is now awaiting trial on murder charges – giving Tupac’s family confidence that they are finally on the verge of justice.
Police officer Chris Carroll, who held the dying rapper in his arms on the side of the road after the shooting, told The Sun on Sunday: “Keffe got himself into trouble.
“He is an idiot. No one in the police department looked into this case until he contacted several media outlets and started telling the story of his involvement in the murder.
“You have to be stupid to confess that you were involved in a high-profile murder after the police haven’t pursued the case for years.
“Voluntarily speaking out about the whole affair and admitting to playing a central role in the murder of someone as prominent as Tupac is the stupidest move you can make.”
“The case was dead in the water and if he had kept his mouth shut nothing would have happened.”
Tupac’s family was said to be “delighted” after learning that Davis had been charged with murder.
Police have confirmed they found new evidence during a raid on Davis’ home in July – a phone, laptops, a hard drive and .40-caliber bullets – which meant they could charge him with murder.
In a press conference, Homicide Chief Jason Johansson said: “It was only in 2018 that this case was revived, particularly through Duane Davis’ own admissions of his involvement in this case, which he made to numerous media outlets.”
Tupac, who had hits with “California Love,” “Ghetto Gospel” and “Me Against The World,” was shot four times while sitting in a car driven by his pal Suge Knight, the head of Tupac’s music label, who survived the attack.
Tupac was allegedly targeted by Davis after the rapper attacked his nephew Orlando Anderson.
Police said that after that incident, Davis was given the gun used to shoot Tupac – which, if true, could land him in prison for his guilty plea.
District Attorney Steve Wilson told us: “Under Nevada law, you can be charged with a crime regardless of whether you are a direct participant in it or whether you are an aider or abettor.
“If you helped someone commit a crime, you are just as guilty.”
Davis first bragged about killing Tupac in 2018, naming his nephew Anderson as the shooter.
But Anderson, who was shot two years after Tupac, always denied killing him.
On Netflix’s “Unsolved,” Davis bragged about the murder: “I’m going to keep it because of the rules of the road. It just came from the back seat, bro.”