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Story highlights

  • The rapper was gunned down in 1996
  • Officer was on the scene of the shooting in Las Vegas
  • He asked Shakur "Who shot you?"

The first police officer at the scene of Tupac Shakur's 1996 drive-by murder has revealed the last words spoken by the late rap legend. And they're not exactly peaceful.

"He looked at me, and he took a breath to get the words out, and he opened his mouth," says Chris Carroll, a retired sergeant with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, in a new feature with Vegas Seven. "And then the words came out: 'F**k you.'"

Shakur was shot multiple times on September 7th, 1996. After leaving a boxing match with former Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight, the rapper and his bodyguards got into a scuffle with 21-year-old Crips gang member Orlando Anderson in the lobby of the MGM Grand casino. Carroll, who worked with the city's bike patrol unit, had also been watching the same Mike Tyson fight, but was unaware of the brawl taking place in the lobby.

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Later, a white Cadillac pulled up beside Knight and Shakur while they were stopped at a traffic light and one man began shooting out of the back window. Carroll was the first officer to respond to the grisly scene.

"I grab the car door and I'm trying to open it, but I can't get it open," he says. "[Knight] keeps coming up on my back, so I'm pointing my gun at him. I'm pointing it at the car. I'm yelling, 'You guys lay down! And you, get the f**k away from me!' And every time I'd point the gun at him, he'd back off and even lift his hands up, like 'All right! All right!' So I'd go back to the car, and here he comes again. I'm like, 'F**ker, back off!' This guy is huge, and the whole time he's running around at the scene, he's gushing blood from his head. Gushing blood! I mean the guy had clearly been hit in the head, but he had all his faculties. I couldn't believe he was running around and doing what he was doing, yelling back and forth."

Carroll says when he finally was able to open the door, Shakur's limp body fell out of the vehicle, "like he was leaning against the door."

"So I grabbed him with my left arm, and he falls into me, and I've still got my gun in the other hand," he continues. "He's covered with blood, and I immediately notice that the guy's got a ton of gold on -- a necklace and other jewelry -- and all of the gold is covered in blood. That has always left an image in my mind. . . After I pulled him out, Suge starts yelling at him, 'Pac! Pac!' And he just keeps yelling it. And the guy I'm holding is trying to yell back at him. He's sitting up and he's struggling to get the words out, but he can't really do it. And as Suge is yelling 'Pac!,' I look down and I realize that this is Tupac Shakur."

Carroll says he attempted to get a "dying declaration" of a potential suspect from Shakur, but the rapper was ignoring him at first.

"And then I saw in his face, in his movements, all of a sudden in the snap of a finger, he changed," he says. "And he went from struggling to speak, being noncooperative, to an 'I'm at peace' type of thing. Just like that. . . He went from fighting to 'I can't do it.' And when he made that transition, he looked at me, and he's looking right in my eyes. And that's when I looked at him and said one more time, 'Who shot you?'. . . He looked at me and he took a breath to get the words out, and he opened his mouth, and I thought I was actually going to get some cooperation. And then the words came out: 'F**k you.' After that, he started gurgling and slipping out of consciousness."

So why is Carroll coming forward with with information in 2014? Two reasons: Retiring from the Metro has allowed him the freedom to speak about the homicide case without being reprimanded ("It's been almost 18 years," he says. There's clearly never going to be a court case on this."), and he also didn't want "Tupac to be a martyr or a hero because he told the cops 'F**k you.'"

Carroll says Shakur never spoke another word -- remaining silent even when another officer tried to draw out a declaration in the ambulance.

"As soon as he got to the hospital, he went into surgery and was heavily sedated, and I guess he went into a coma and really never came out of that, until they took him off of life support," he continues. "So that moment I talked to him was his last real living moment where he was speaking. I talked to the cop who rode in the ambulance with him. He said Tupac never came out of it, and he never said anything at the hospital. There was nothing else."

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FAQs

What was Tupac listening to when he got shot? ›

Death Row associate Kurt Kobane revealed in an interview in 2016 that Shakur was listening to Nas' It Was Written the day he got shot – September 7, 1996 – on his way to Las Vegas.

How old would 2Pac be today? ›

Rap icon Tupac “2Pac” Shakur would have turned 50 years old in 2021.

How many times was 2Pac shot? ›

Tupac Shakur died on September 13, 1996, six days after an unknown gunman in a white Cadillac shot him four times in the chest at a stoplight in Las Vegas.

What did Mike Tyson say about Tupac? ›

I feel a little guilty about him coming to the fight and me pressuring him … I was supposed to go out with him that night. I promised to go to the 662 with him that night, but I just had a little baby and her mother was provoking me to stay home, so I stayed home,” Tyson said in an interview with DJ Vlad.

What are Tupac's last words? ›

Tupac's Last Words: 'F**k You,' Says First Responder Cop (Report) A new interview with the first police officer on the scene of the fatal shooting of Tupac Shakur says that, instead of naming his killers, the rapper used his last conscious moments to insult him.

Did Tupac wear a seatbelt? ›

legacy Tupac was one of the biggest thugs I know, and he always wore his seat belt 😂😂...

Did 2Pac have kids? ›

He was serving time for a sexual abuse conviction. Tupac and wife Keisha had planned to have kids, but the pair split before he died.

Where is Tupac buried? ›

The day after Tupac died, he was cremated, and his remains were given to his mother. The dates for the following are not documented, but Afeni has said that she spread her son's ashes over a special place in Los Angeles and that she took the remaining ashes back to her home in Stone Mountain, Georgia.

Who is Tupac's wife? ›

Who shot Tupac the 1st time? ›

Dexter Isaac, one of the self-confessed shooters involved in the 1994 Quad Records Studios shooting of Tupac Shakur, has come forward with a new claim regarding the infamous incident.

Who shot 50 Cent? ›

Darryl Baum, also known as Darryl 'Hommo' Baum, served as Tyson's bodyguard. In 2000, Baum shot 50 Cent. He was also killed a few weeks later.

Who is Tupac's kid? ›

Jaycee Shakur (born b/w 1993-1996) is a popular TikTok star, entrepreneur, social media personality, media face, and Instagram sensation from the United States. She came into the limelight after claiming herself as the daughter of the famous American rapper late Tupac Shakur.

Did Tyson know Tupac? ›

Tyson and Shakur were very close friends up until the latter's untimely death. They became particularly tight while Tyson was in prison when Tupac would visit him for support.

Who is Mike Tyson's daughter? ›

Mike Tyson

What was Nipsey last words? ›

According to the Associated Press, 47-year-old Shermi Villanueva, who was also injured during the March 2019 shooting that killed Hussle, says the philanthropist and entrepreneur acknowledged Holder shot him before he fell to the ground. “'He shot me. He shot me,'” Villanueva said of Hussle's last words.

What was 2Pac's last song? ›

“Fame,” he recalls, would be Tupac's final recording. In an interview with Vlad TV, Spice 1 tells his story of the night before 'Pac was ambushed by gunfire in Vegas. According to him, the two were in the studio together on September 6, 1996.

Who inherited Tupac's money? ›

Tupac left his estate to Afeni as the sole beneficiary upon his shooting death in 1996. When Afeni died in 2016, all of her “tangible personal property” was left to Sekyiwa, who argued in the new lawsuit should include the items that Afeni inherited from Tupac.

Who was Tupac in love with? ›

Tupac was never coming back. One of the last people to speak to the rapper before he entered a coma was his fiancée Kidada Jones, according to Vanity Fair. The couple's romance had become a big part of the rapper's life in his final months. “Tupac was the love of my life,” Kidada wrote in her father's autobiography.

Did 2pac date Jada? ›

Pinkett Smith and the rapper, born Lesane Parish Crooks, met at the Baltimore School for the Arts in Maryland in the late 1980s and became close friends. Pinkett Smith has previously said that the two were never romantic.

Does Tupac have a statue? ›

His monument is tucked away in garden on the property of the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center of The Arts, created by his mother Afeni Shakur in his honor. The bronze likeness of himself stands in the center of the garden almost watching over the center of performing arts.

Where did Tupac live when he died? ›

Rapper and actor Tupac Shakur's last house, a nearly 6,000-square-foot mansion in an area of Woodland Hills near the Calabasas border, is on the market for $2.659 million, reports TMZ. Shakur lived in the house from 1995 up to the time of his 1996 murder in Las Vegas.

How old is Keisha Morris? ›

How long was Tupac married? ›

In October 1995, Tupac was released from prison, and their marriage was annulled five months later. "Things were getting very different once he got bail, and I felt like I wasn't needed anymore," Keisha said about their breakup. "It wasn't a good feeling.

Did stretch set up Pac? ›

According to Isaac, it was 'Pac's own friend and crew member, Stretch, that set up the entire attack. “Stretch set the whole thing up,” Isaac tells Gully TV in the interview. “He was in cahoots and was giving us the play-by-play.

Is Jimmy Henchman still alive? ›

James Rosemond (born February 5, 1965), often known as Jimmy Henchman or sometimes Jimmy Henchmen, is an American entertainment record executive and convicted drug trafficker.
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James Rosemond.
Jimmy Henchman
Other namesJimmy Henchman
OccupationMusic entrepreneur
Years active1986–2015
Criminal statusIncarcerated
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How many times did Lil Jay get shot? ›

Per a police investigation, Tjay was shot multiple times, while one of his associates, Antoine Boyd, was shot once, in an alleged attempted robbery. Boyd was also arrested on weapons charges, as was Tjay's associate Jeffrey Valdez.

Who is majestic in real life? ›

Kenneth McGriff
BornSeptember 19, 1960 New York City, U.S.
Other namesSupreme Preme
OccupationGangster drug lord
Years active1981–2007
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Is 50 Cent friends with Mike Tyson? ›

In an interaction with Diverse Mentality, the rapper had revealed he was terrified when Tyson once got mad. The two had even partied together several times. So, it's safe to state that Mike Tyson and 50 Cent are friends.

Who was Mike Tyson's best friend? ›

Cus D'Amato
BornConstantine D'AmatoJanuary 17, 1908 New York City, U.S.
DiedNovember 4, 1985 (aged 77) New York City, U.S.
OccupationBoxing manager and trainer
Years active1933–1985
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Who did Mike Tyson fight when Tupac got shot? ›

The fight is notable in the fact that in attendance was rapper Tupac Shakur, who would be fatally shot just hours after the fight, following an altercation with Crip Orlando "Baby Lane" Anderson at the casino.
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Bruce Seldon vs. Mike Tyson.
Title(s) on the lineWBA heavyweight title
Tale of the tape
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What happened Mike Tyson's daughter? ›

Mike Tyson's Daughter's Death

Tragedy struck in 2009 when Tyson's 4-year-old daughter Exodus died. She was playing on a treadmill in her mother's home in Phoenix, Arizona, when she accidentally hung herself with a treadmill cord that was handing from the exercise machine.

What do Mike Tyson's kids do? ›

Mike Tyson

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