The Las Vegas Police Department said that no arrest warrant would be released in connection to the murder of Tupac Shakur.
In a statement, the authorities clarified the status of the case and claimed that, contrary to rumors, no arrest warrants are about to be submitted. The death of the actor and rapper in 1996 remains an open homicide case.
"We are aware of the statements made in the BET interview regarding the Tupac case," the statement, posted by reporter Adam Herbets, read. "As a result of those statements, we have spent the last several months reviewing the case in its entirety."
The rumors began after Keefe D. confessed that he knows the identity of the men who murdered Tupac over two decades ago. In an episode of the American crime documentary Unsolved: The Tupac and Biggie Murders, Keefe D. spoke about the murder which, he claims, he witnessed first hand.
The self-proclaimed "Compton Kingpin" divulged that he was seated in the front seat of the car, next to Terrence Brown, DeAndre Smith, and Orlando Anderson. All four were members of the gang the Southside Crips.
He also explained that the four were looking for Tupac who has beaten up a member of the group earlier that day. They said that they were headed to a nightclub in Las Vegas, but the rapper did not show up. Instead, they saw him driving toward the club, standing up from the top window.
Without warning, one of the four men pulled out a weapon and fired at the rapper. Keefe D. did not say the identity of the shooter but said that it came from the backseat of the vehicle.
He also added that he decided to speak up now because he believes that he is immune from persecution.
"People have been pursuing me for 20 years, I'm coming out now because I have cancer and I have nothing to lose," he said on the show. "All I care about now is the truth."
The confession moved fans of the late rapper to take a stand and force the police to deal with the case of Tupac to give his family and fans the closure they deserve. A Change.org petition argued that other witnesses corroborated the statement by Keefe D. with regards to his connection to the murder. He also told the same story when he implicated Anderson as the shooter in a statement to the authorities.
The person who started the petition, however, clarified that they do not wish for Keefe D. to be persecuted.
"But it is a charade for law enforcement to continue to pretend that we still don't know who killed Tupac Shakur," the petition read. The author hopes to accumulate 2,500 signatures before the letter is sent to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Department. As of this writing, the petition has over 2,400 backers.