Tupac Shakur was shot four times in a drive by shooting on September 7th, 1996. He died size days later from the injuries he sustained in the shooting on September 13th. Some people, like Suge Knight believe that Pac is still out here, living it up incognito. Whether or not you believe these theories, there’s something weird going on with the gun that was used to kill the rapper.
TMZ reports that, though the handgun used to kill the rapper was found 19 years ago in a backyard in Compton, California, no one in law enforcement seems to have a clue as to where it is today.
The producers of the A&E docu-series, “Who Killed Tupac?” uncovered police documents that suggest police literally no longer have the murder weapon used in one of pop culture’s most notorious murders. The report follows the .40 caliber Glock from a Compton backyard, when it was reported to the Compton Police Department and booked into the system on May 30th, 1998.
Jump ahead to 2000, the Glock was transferred to the Los Angeles Country Sheriff’s Department when they took over Compton PD. It’s noted in the move and everything!
Which brings us to 2006, when a deputy who was actually working on Biggie’s murder investigation at the time, ended up recognizing the address where the gun was found. The backyard just so happened to be the home of the girlfriend of a gang member who was known to have some issues with Tupac. The deputy even went so far as to have the gun tested…and it was a match.
The next logical step would have been to turn the firearm over to Las Vegas Police Department, since they were the ones with jurisdiction over Pac’s murder, right? No such luck. The gun was never sent to Vegas. TMZ theorizes that police were worried about the gang violence that may result from people finding out that a Crip was tied to the murder weapon used to kill Tupac.
So where the hell is the gun? For once in my life, I can use this gif without any sense of irony:
Artist Trina and Love & Hip Hop stars Stevie J, Yandy and Karlie Redd remember Tupac’s legacy.