Late Hip-Hop Icon Tupac Shakur To Be Immortalized With A Street Name In California

Las Vegas Cops Search Home As Part Of Investigation Into Tupac Shakur's Murder

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By Favour Adegoke on July 18, 2023 at 3:56 PM EDT
Updated on July 18, 2023 at 4:30 PM EDT

Las Vegas Cops have reportedly searched a home as part of an investigation into the murder of legendary rapper Tupac Shakur.

Shakur’s murder remains unsolved after he was shot and killed in 1996, a few blocks away from the Las Vegas strip.

Keep on reading to learn more.

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Cops Ransack Home In An Investigation Into The Murder Of Tupac Shakur

Rapper Tupac Shakur smiling

According to new reports, detectives got a search warrant to look through a home in Henderson near Interstate 11 and Wagon Wheel Drive.

The rapper, whose murder remains unsolved, was shot and killed in 1996, September, when he was just 25 years old. His murder took place just one block away from the Las Vegas strip.

No reports have been made yet, and Police did not comment further on the case, per KLAS news.

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The Tragic Death Of Tupac Shakur

A black and white themed photo of Tupac Shakur performing on stage
Instagram | Tupac Shakur

The world was shocked by the news of Shakur's untimely passing on the night of September 7, 1996. The rap icon, known for his poignant lyrics and activism, was attacked and left for dead in a drive-by shooting on the streets of Las Vegas. 

The rapper was then rushed to the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, where he underwent numerous surgeries. Despite the best efforts of medical professionals, he succumbed to his injuries on September 13.

Over two decades later, the circumstances surrounding his death have remained a mystery, and the case is still unsolved and continues to spark countless theories to this day.

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Tupac Shakur leaves court
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At the time, the investigation into Shakur's murder faced multiple hurdles from the start. Witnesses were unwilling to come forward, and the surveillance cameras were unfortunately unable to capture the shooting. However, per Daily Mail, Las Vegas police managed to interview Shakur before his death, but he could not provide them with any important information about his attackers.

Per the news outlet, the officer known as Chris Carroll, who was with Shakur through his final moments, shared that he attempted to ask him if he saw his shooter, but the "I Ain't Mad at Cha" rapper took a deep breath before saying, "F**k you."

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Tupac Shakur To Be Immortalized With A Street Name In California

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According to a report by NBC, the late musician, born Lesane Parish Crooks, will have his memory immortalized with a street named after him following a "unanimous vote by the city council" to do so.

The move comes as a form of recognition of Shakur's immense contribution to the world of music and his lasting impact on the culture.

Tupac was a talented rapper and songwriter, and an influential social commentator who fearlessly addressed racial inequality, social injustice, and inner-city struggles.

A stretch of MacArthur Boulevard by Lake Merritt, where the rapper once lived, will reportedly retain its current name along with the honorary addition of Tupac Shakur Way.

Tupac Shakur Is Being Honored For His 'Contributions To Oakland'

A photo art showing Tupac Shakur’s face.
Instagram | Tupac Shakur

Per NBC, the "Until The End of Time" singer was posthumously conferred with the honor to make people remember his "contributions to Oakland" and also "help celebrate art and culture as a catalyst for societal change."

The cost of the commemorative plaques and signs that will be used to signal the new changes made will be covered by the late rapper's foundation.

Throughout Shakur's career, he valiantly addressed issues such as police brutality, racial inequality, and the struggles of the urban poor.

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The rapper's contributions far extended beyond his music as he used his platform to raise awareness and help promote positive societal change. From organizing events and speaking engagements to advocating for education and social justice, Shakur was a vigorous participant in the community while he was alive.

Tupac Shakur Planned To Venture More Into Acting Before His Death

Shakur reportedly shared his wish to make a career move from music to acting before he was murdered. Unearthed interviews featuring the late rapper resurfaced, where he shared his deep interest and passion to become a full-time actor.

"We got a lot of good things happening," Shakur stated while discussing the upcoming release of his film "Gridlock" at the time. The rapper added, "I just want to push the envelope and work, work, work. I want to move further away from the music and start wading myself into the acting more."

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