Tupac's Murderer Discovered

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Tupac's Murderer Discovered

THE unsolved murder of Lesane Parish Crooks, more widely known as

Tupac Amaru Shakur has finally been solved.

The legendary rapper died on the 13/11/96 after being shot 4 times by

an unknown offender with a semiautomatic pistol. Suspicions targeted

Suge Knight, the president of Death Row records, Notorious B.I.G and

even Tupac himself, some believed he faked it for publicity.

Evidence now shows that a Compton gang, the Southside Crips carried

out the shooting because of Tupac beating one of the gang members just

a few hours before. Orlando Anderson, the member who had been abused

by Tupac, fired the fatal shots. Anderson was killed one year later in

another unrelated gang shooting. Notorious B.I.G (real name

Christopher Wallace), whom Tupac had been feuding with for over a

year, supplied the murder weapon along with an agreement to pay the

Southside gang $100 000 000 if they went through with the killing.

Notorious B.I.G was killed during a shooting 6 months later. His

murder case is unsolved.


Tupac Amaru Shakur

Despite the public setting of the event no one was ever arrested for

the murder. A large amount of his followers believed this to be

because of racial discrimination. Police however argue that they did

all they could and witnesses refused to co-operate. They also contend

that a lot of Tupac associates, like the man himself, had criminal

records and displayed a lot of hostility towards the police. Jared

Lewis, a Modesto police detective explained "Gang homicide

investigations are very complex, I can understand how it ended up the

way it has"

Tupac was often referred as the "worlds greatest rap artist". He was

one of the worlds most successful and yet most criticized "gangster

rappers". He had support from black leaders, including the Rev. Jesse

Jackson, who visited him in the hospital, and the Rev. Al Sharpton,

who counselled him in prison.

"I found him a very warm, sensitive and intelligent, person, very

unlike his public image," Sharpton said late Friday.
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