Bullet cartridges found at a Henderson, Nevada home have reportedly been sent for forensic testing in connection to Tupac Shakur’s unsolved murder. As The Shade Room previously reported, the LVMPD searched the aforementioned home last week.
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More Information About The Bullets Recovered From The Nevada Home
According to Radar Online, eleven .40 caliber bullet cartridges were recovered after LVMPD’s search on the Henderson, Nevada home last week. Additionally, the cartridges have been sent to a forensics lab to determine if they match those removed from Tupac Shakur’s body.
“The bullets taken from the house will absolutely be tested by forensics experts. Of course the most obvious probe will be to determine if they have any link to the bullets found in Tupac’s body or on the scene of the homicide,” a Vegas police source told Mirror.
The outlet adds that an anonymous police source shared their thoughts on the likelihood of the cartridges being matched.
“The likelihood of the bullet cartridges being a direct match is not high. It is hard to imagine anyone would have held onto such evidence, if it was incriminating, for close to three decades…”
Despite this, the source adds that the bullet cartridges do, however, match the “make” of the murder weapon used in the shooting of Shakur, a reported S&W Glock 22.
“But as is routine in situations when evidence is recovered in a search under warrant — and it is the same make as the murder weapon, as these are — a ballistics test is an obvious investigative procedure.”
According to Mirror, the history of the bullet cartridges and how old they are remain unclear.
Additionally, it remains unclear whether authorities have also obtained the exact murder weapon used in the shooting.
Other Items & Evidence Recovered During The Search
Last week’s search of the Las Vegas home also produced “manuscripts, computers, phones and digital storage devices” also confiscated by Las Vegas authorities, as per Mirror.
According to ABC News, a manuscript of the search listed one of the items as a “copy of ‘Vibe magazine’ on Tupac.”
The items will reportedly add to the clothing, bullets, shells, and powder that authorities recovered from the crime scene where the shooting of Shakur occurred on September 7, 1996.
Additionally, a book called ‘Compton Street Legend’ was also retrieved during the search. The novel was reportedly written by Duane “Keefe D.” Davis, the man directly connected to the searched home, as previously reported by The Shade Room.
Keefe has proclaimed himself to be one of two living witnesses to Shakur’s murder, as per ABC News.
In the novel, Davis reportedly wrote about the shooting of the rap star.
“The first shot skinned Suge in the head. I thought the motherf*****r was dead. I heard stories that Suge supposedly used Tupac as a shield when the bullets started flying. But that’s some bulls**t. Suge was already wounded,” he reportedly wrote, as per HipHopDX. “As the rounds continued flying, I ducked down so I wouldn’t get hit. When the shooting stopped, we boned out.”
The Initial Search & What’s To Take Place As The Investigation Moves Forward
As The Shade Room previously reported, the LVMPD searched the Henderson, Nevada, home on Monday, July 17. At the time, it was confirmed that the house was owned by a woman married to Davis, Paula Clemons.
Since the shooting, Davis has been alleged to be the uncle of the gunman behind Shakur’s killing, Orlando Anderson. As previously reported by The Shade Room, Shakur, and Anderson engaged in a physical altercation hours before the 1996 shooting.
Although Anderson became known as the alleged killer of Shakur, he was unfortunately gunned down two years later. Additionally, Anderson never faced charges or an indictment.
However, today, officers reportedly feel they can “assemble enough information that could lead to an arrest or indictment.” A law enforcement source explained more to Mirror.
“Tupac’s murder remains open, so the onus remains on the police to try to attempt to close the case.”
According to the outlet, no charges have been filed. However, evidence will reportedly be presented to a Las Vegas Grand Jury. Additionally, the public may see more search warrants executed by Las Vegas authorities in the upcoming weeks.