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Search warrant executed in Tupac Shakur homicide case, Las Vegas police say

It has been more than 25 years since he was gunned down on the streets of Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas police served a search warrant this week in connection with the more than quarter-century-old unsolved slaying of rap icon Tupac Shakur, authorities said Tuesday.

Police confirmed in a statement that a search warrant was served in Henderson on Monday as "part of the ongoing Tupac Shakur homicide investigation."

"We will have no further comment at this time," the statement concluded.

Shakur, 25, died Sept. 13, 1996, after a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas.

While he has been gone for more than 25 years, he is arguably as famous and relevant now as he was when he died.

The Oakland, California, City Council this year voted to rename part of MacArthur Boulevard, a main thoroughfare, in his honor.

"Tupac knew deep down that he was always meant for something great,” his sister Sekyiwa “Set” Shakur said last month at a ceremony adding her late brother’s star to the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

“And as his little sister, I had the privilege to watch that greatness unfold,” she said.

Shakur was slain six months before the fatal shooting of Brooklyn rapper Notorious B.I.G., 24, in Los Angeles.

The 1997 slaying, like Shakur's murder, has also gone unsolved.

Nevada does not have a statute of limitations for prosecuting homicide cases.

Largely considered one of the most influential and versatile rappers of all time, Shakur, a six-time Grammy nominee, has had five No. 1 albums: 1995’s “Me Against the World” and 1996’s “All Eyez on Me” and three posthumous releases: 1996’s “The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory,” which was recorded under the name Makaveli, 2001’s “Until the End of Time” and 2004’s “Loyal to the Game.”

In 2017, he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame by Snoop Dogg. In June he received a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Some museum exhibits have also paid homage to his life, including “Tupac Shakur. Wake Me When I’m Free,” which opened in 2021.

His professional music career lasted only five years, but Shakur secured 21 Billboard Hot 100 hits, including the top 10 hits “Dear Mama” and “Old School” in 1995 and his best-known track, 1996’s “How Do U Want It/California Love” featuring K-Ci and JoJo. The latter, from his final studio album and Death Row Records debut, “All Eyez on Me,” spent two weeks at the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100.

According to the entertainment data company Luminate, Shakur has sold 33 million albums — 41 million when track sale and streaming equivalents are included. His on-demand video and audio streams total 10.1 billion.