Feb. 5 [Updated 7:55 EST] — Five months after Tupac Shakur was murdered in a Las Vegas drive-by shooting, Tuesday’s „Los Angeles Times“ reports that Vegas cops have narrowed their list of suspects down to three Los Angeles men.
But the Vegas P.D. doubts it will ever be able to make an arrest without more witnesses coming forward.
One suspect is named as Orlando Anderson: he’s a reputed Crips gang-member who was picked up last October in a police sweep of the L.A. suburb of Compton.
While police offer no hard evidence, the „Los Angeles Times“ reports that they believe Anderson drove the car used in Tupac’s killing.
Anderson was allegedly assaulted by Tupac and members of his entourage at the M.G.M. Grand Hotel hours before the shooting.
Tupac’s mother, Afeni Shakur, has been openly critical of the police investigation into her son’s death, and in an interview with ABC-TV’s „Prime-Time Live,“ to air Wednesday night. In the interview, she is also openly critical of his label, Death Row Records.
„I discovered he had next to zero, next to nothing,“ Afeni Shakur told ABC. „I discovered that the home that he had thought he had just bought, was not his. I discovered that the Rolls Royce that he was so proud of and loved so much, and was not his and since they were not his, I don’t want any parts of them.„
The ABC interview airs Wednesday night at 10 p.m., on „Prime-Time Live.“
Some other sensational claims about Tupac’s relationship with Death Row Records, and about Death Row’s business dealings in general, are made in a story in the new issue of „Vanity Fair“ magazine.
The issue hits newsstands in New York City on Wednesday, and makes its way across the country over the next two weeks.
David Kenner, an attorney for imprisoned Death Row chief Marion „Suge“ Knight, has threatened to sue „Vanity Fair“ over the article, written by Robert Sam Anson.