It seems like there will be still more time until we see justice in the revitalized investigation into Tupac Shakur’s murder case.
The alleged witness claims that he was in the white Cadillac along with Orlando Anderson. DrAndre “Big D” Smith and the driver, Terrence “Bubble Up” Brown when the rapper was shot in Las Vegas back in 1996 Davis’ recently retained lawyer, Ross Goodman, requested a 14-day extension from the court to solidify legal representation.
Judge Tierra Jones made it clear that unless Goodman and Davis are fully prepared by November 2, a public defender will be assigned. In interviews and a 2019 memoir recounting his life as a leader of a Crips gang faction, 60-year-old Davis, originally hailing from Compton, openly confessed to his role in the shooting. In the book, he detailed his anger towards Shakur, whom he accused of assaulting his nephew.
Davis admitted to procuring a firearm, tracking down Shakur, and passing the weapon to occupants in the backseat just before the shooting occurred. Of the four men in the car from which shots were fired at Shakur and rap music mogul Marion “Suge” Knight, Davis is the sole surviving member. Shakur tragically passed away a week after the shooting at the age of 25, while Knight sustained injuries but survived.
Presently, at 58 years old, Knight is serving a 28-year prison sentence for the killing of a Compton businessman in January 2015. Prosecutors argue that Davis’s account in his book strongly supports the assertion that he was the “on-site commander in the effort to assassinate Shakur and Suge Knight.