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Suge Knight’s former football teammate Duane Davis arrested for the murder of Tupac Shakur

Suge Knight's former football teammate Duane Davis arrested for the murder of Tupac Shakur
Suge Knight’s former football teammate Duane Davis arrested for the murder of Tupac Shakur

Marion “Suge” Knight’s original star was the defensive line. It’s where he starred for four years at Lynwood High School, 20 minutes from Compton, California. Knight would go on to play at UNLV.

As a junior, he started at nose guard and defensive tackle and immediately became one of the Rebels’ best defensive players. Knight was voted UNLV’s Rookie of the Year, named defensive captain and won first-team all-conference honors.


Did you know that he would briefly play in the NFL for the Los Angeles Rams as a replacement player during the 1987 NFL players strike?

Well, there are reports now that his former childhood football teammate Duane Davis was arrested for the murder of Tupac Shakur. Davis was a hard-nosed shot caller for the California-based gang known as The South Side Compton Crips

Two months ago, Las Vegas police raided the home of Davis’ wife while looking for items “concerning the murder of Tupac Shakur.”

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department executed a search warrant on Davis’ aka Keffe D, obtaining USB and hard drives, photographs, as well as several tablets, an iPhone, and five computers.

Las Vegas police arrested Davis for the deadly 1996 drive-by shooting of Tupac Shakur, a long-awaited break in a case that has frustrated investigators and fascinated the public ever since the hip-hop icon was gunned down on the Las Vegas Strip 27 years ago.

Duane “Keffe D” Davis was arrested early Friday morning, although the exact charge or charges were not immediately clear, according to two officials with first-hand knowledge of the arrest.

On July 2, 2018, Davis confessed to having a role in the killing of Tupac Shakur after revealing he was dying of cancer. He went on to say he was the passenger in the white Cadillac on the night of the incident. He refused to name the other suspects in the car but confirmed that the shooter was Orlando Anderson, his nephew, and that it was out of retaliation for getting jumped at the MGM Grand earlier that night.

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