The gun that killed Tupac mysteriously disappeared
American rapper, poet and actor Tupac died on September 7, 1996, shot four times in a drive-by shooting at the intersection of Flamingo Road and Koval Lane in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was taken to the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, where he died from his injuries six days later.
The rapper’s murder case has remained a cold one for two decades as they said that the gun who killed Tupac was not found until a few days ago, when they revealed it was discovered in a Compton backyard.
This could clear up some of the mystery surrounding Tupac’s unsolved murder if it were not for the fact that it has reportedly disappeared.
According to TMZ, the latest detail in the cold case involving the beloved rapper was discovered after an A&E producer for the Who Killed Tupac? series found documents outlining the gun’s disappearance.
The documentary claims that the 40 caliber Gloc was found by an anonymous citizen in 1998, although the history of the weapon wasn’t known when it was handed in to police.
The weapon’s true history was only revealed in 2006 when LASD Deputy T. Brennan began sifting through records and noticed that the weapon was found at a home owned by the girlfriend of a gang member who had a known rivalry with Tupac.
After Brennan ordered ballistics testing on the weapon, it was confirmed to be a perfect match for the weapon used to kill Tupac.
Unfortunately, federal prosecutors stopped the gun from being sent to Las Vegas Police who were investigating the case in fear “that the weapon’s discovery might tip off any conspirators involved in his death.” And what’s concerning is that US network A&E says it reached out to LVPD, but officers were unsure what happened to the weapon.
The gun is missing, but now it’s sure that if it was indeed a prominent Crip feuding with Tupac, that would negate many of the theories known until now —including Suge Knight’s claim that he was the intended target.