This September marks 18 years since the tragic death of Tupac Shakur, and with no real developments in the case, folks have been clamoring for any information regarding the circumstances of his murder. Chris Carroll, a former Las Vegas policeman, was one of the first officers to arrive to the scene of the shooting. He’s remained silent about what took place— until now.
In a new interview with Vegas Seven, Carroll shares his recollection of that fatal night:
So I’m looking at Tupac, and he’s trying to yell back at Suge, and I’m asking him, ‘Who shot you? What happened? Who did it?’ And he was just kind of ignoring me. He was making eye contact with me here and there, but he’s trying to yell at Suge. And I kept asking over and over, ‘Who did this? Who shot you?’ And he basically kept ignoring me. And then I saw in his face, in his movements, all of a sudden in the snap of a finger, he changed. 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. At that point, an ambulance showed up, and he went into unconsciousness.
Although it’s far from the closure fans have been searching for, it is a reminder that even until the end, Pac stayed true to self, true to lore, true to the game: He just didn’t give a fuck.