Tupac Shakur's murder weapon found and then lost

Updated: Dec 17, 2017, 09:43 IST | Agencies

The handgun used to kill rapper Tupac Shakur was found by police officials 19 years ago, but never handed over to officers investigating his murder

The handgun used to kill rapper Tupac Shakur was found by police officials 19 years ago, but never handed over to officers investigating his murder. A .40 calibre glock was discovered in 1998 and tests later revealed it was the same weapon used to kill the rapper. It was found in the backyard of a Crips gang member, in Compton, LA, but was not transferred to cops in Las Vegas, where Tupac's murder is still unsolved. The whereabouts of the weapon is now a mystery.

Tupac Shakur
Tupac Shakur

A new documentary, which unearthed paperwork showing the gun-find, claims that it disappeared because prosecutor feared that it might spark gang warfare. Tupac was gunned down on September 7, 1996. Rapper Notorious BIG, was implicated in his death, but the identity of his killer has remained a mystery for more than 20 years.

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