Las Vegas police have reportedly apprehended an individual linked to the murder of rapper Tupac Shakur, a case that has remained unsolved for nearly three decades.
The renowned hip-hop artist was fatally shot four times in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas back in 1996, with the identity of his assailant remaining a longstanding mystery.
Sources, speaking to AP news agency, revealed that a man was arrested on Friday morning in connection with Shakur’s death.
Tupac Shakur was tragically only 25 years old at the time of his passing, which occurred on September 13, 1996, following the drive-by shooting while he was waiting at a red light.
ABC News, in a separate report, quoted a senior law enforcement official confirming the arrest of a suspect related to Shakur’s murder and the intention to announce charges on Friday afternoon.
This development follows a July search by Las Vegas police of a residence belonging to an alleged gang member in connection with Shakur’s homicide.
The rapper, known by his stage name 2Pac, released his debut album in 1991 and achieved immense acclaim in hip-hop. He sold over 75 million records worldwide, delivering chart-topping hits such as “California Love,” “All Eyez On Me,” and “Changes.”
In June of the current year, Tupac Shakur received a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.