The weapon that was used to kill Tupac was found 19 years ago, but no one knows where it is today.
In a document dug up by A&E Who Killed Tupac? producers, it’s revealed that a citizen found a .40 Glock in his backyard back in 1998 and reported it to police. Then “in 2000, L.A. County Sheriff’s Dept. took over law enforcement of Compton, and 3,800 confiscated firearms — including that Glock — were transferred to the LASD,” TMZ reports.
In 2006, Deputy T. Brennan “recognized the address where the gun was found as the home of the girlfriend of a prominent Crip member … known to have beef with Pac” and immediately ordered ballistics testing. Results came back as a match to the gun used to kill Pac, TMZ states.
“You’d think the weapon would be immediately sent to Vegas, where Pac’s murder was still unsolved. Instead, a federal prosecutor assigned to the case cited concerns the discovery might alert potential conspirators — and recommended the gun NOT be turned over to LVPD. It’s not spelled out in the document, but it seems the concern might have been about renewed gang violence if it came out a Crip was tied to Tupac’s murder,” the site explains.
A&E producers reportedly contacted LVPD—some officers claim the gun was never given to them and others say they’re not sure. The last episode of Who Killed Tupac? airs next Tuesday. Will you be tuning in?
13 Rare Photos Celebrating The Life Of Tupac Shakur
1. Mouse Man and Tupac, aka Slick D and MC New York. Mouse Man was Tupac’s friend during his teenage years in Baltimore.1 of 13
2. Janet Jackson #HappyBirthday, @JanetJackson.2 of 13
3. "Ya always was a black queen, mama." #HappyMothersDay3 of 13
4. Queen Latifah4 of 13
5. '96 @chicagobulls vs @lakers game5 of 13
6. "That which does not kill me can only make me stronger. I don’t see why everybody feel as though that they gotta tell me how to live my life."6 of 13
7. Black and white.7 of 13
8. Happy Birthday @angiemartinez!8 of 13
9. "Now I clown around when I hang with the Underground."9 of 13
10. "I'm seein' nuttin' but my dreams comin' true, while I'm starin' at the world through my rearview."10 of 13
11. “Our friendship grew because we had so much in common. We were two people just trying to make it. We understood each other’s background. I could gripe with him about things that he understood and the same with him.” -Yoyo In 1993. Tupac was a roadie and dancer for Digital Underground; he met a young pioneering female rapper named Yo-Yo (@yoyofearless) who was just starting out with Ice Cube. Based on their love for rapping, the two became inseparable during the tour.11 of 13
12. Happy Birthday @Mchammer! #HappyBirthdayMcHammer12 of 13
13. 'On the "Yo piano man...rock, rock on." Candid moment of @2Pac on the set of Raw Fusion's "Rockn' to the P.M." You can catch him rocknpiano in the video.13 of 13