metro:A former detective who worked on the murder case of Tupac Shakur has revealed who he thinks the killer was on what would have been the 48th birthday for the slain rapper. Greg Kading, a former LAPD investigator, shared previously unknown details of the rapper’s death and said he believes Tupac was shot by a man named Orlando ‘Baby’ Anderson in the fatal 1996 drive-by killing.
Despite fan theories that the hitmaker is still alive, it is believed that Anderson, a South Compton Crip rival gang member, killed Tupac after he was publicly beaten by members of his crew. Anderson, who died in 1998 in a gang-related shootout, was the prime suspect in the case at the time but denied any involvement in the murder and was never charged.
This weekend, Kading told Today Australia: ‘Anderson was the guy that Tupac had a fight with earlier that evening and he came back and retaliated with his crew.’
The detective was portrayed by Josh Duhamel in Unsolved – a Netflix series about the deaths of Tupac and fellow rapper Biggie Smalls – and said that Anderson placed as the main suspect was the only logical explanation. ‘There’s really not much mystery behind these murders, even though there’s a bunch of conspiracy surrounding them.
‘When you just get down to the brass tacks of it they’re relatively simple.’ He previously claimed in a 2016 documentary that Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs paid a Crips gang member Duane Keith ‘Keffe D’ Davis $1million to carry out Tupac’s murder. The author said that he had spoken with both Biggie and Tupac’s families and claims they support his theories.
He added to the Australian outlet: ‘All of the facts and evidence point to one thing and one thing only. They recognise that also and we’ve all embraced each other and recognise this to be the conclusive and definitive truth behind the murders.’ Speaking ahead of what would have been Pac’s 48th birthday (16 June), the detective’s findings mirror a conclusion reached in 2017 in the explosive new documentary Who Shot Biggie & Tupac? Cops Tim Bennan and Robert Ladd claim the Crips gang member pulled the trigger from a car in Las Vegas in September 1996.
The officers, who worked for Compton Police Department in California, had Anderson on their radar after he tried to shoot someone as part of a Crips gang initiation at the age of 15. They were actually investigating him for a murder when the shooting of Hail Mary hitmaker occurred.
Although the Tupac murder case remains unsolved, Twitter followers at the time could not help but point out the physical similarities between Pac and Anderson. One user tweeted their shock and wrote: ‘Craziest shit ever is that Orlando Anderson looks exactly like Tupac! Like he got killed by his Twin.’
Another user commented: ‘Its kind of crazy how the alleged killer of Tupac looks exactly like Tupac #WhoShotBiggieAndTupac.’ A third said: ‘Crazy how Orlando & Tupac favour…’ We can certainly see the resemblance and we are sure this may somehow add to the huge pile of conspiracy theories surrounding the rapper’s death. On May 30 1998, Anderson was killed in a triple murder over drug money.
Several years later, Brennan was sorting through 3,000 guns that had been held at Compton Police Department when he came across a 40 calibre Glock — the same gun used in the Tupac shooting. However, Las Vegas Police Department seemed to think otherwise, and that was the end of that lead.
Source: Published by metro