Jada Pinkett Smith Responds to New Arrest in Tupac Shakur’s Murder – Hollywood Life
Jada Pinkett Smith52, has spoken out for the first time since a new suspect was arrested in the man’s murder Tupac Shakur this week. The actress took to her Instagram story and shared a short but emotional message that mentioned “closure” and “answers,” just hours later Duane “Keffe D” Davis was arrested for a fatal shooting in 1996.
“Now I hope we can get some answers and some closure. RIP Pac,” Jada wrote along with a dove emoji.
Duane’s arrest by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department was first reported by the Associated Press andABC News. The action is the first major development in the cold case since it happened 27 years ago. Tupac was just 25 years old at the time of his death and was at the peak of his rap career.
The suspect, Duane, was charged with one count of gang-aggravated murder. At a press conference, Las Vegas police described him as the “commander on the ground, on the scene” who “ordered the death” of Tupac, who was shot four times in a car on September 7, 1996. He died from was injured in a hospital on September 13, 1996.
Before his death, Jada was known to be close friends with Tupac. She was a former “best friend” and spoke of their close relationship, which began when they were students at the Baltimore School of Art in Maryland. “It was the first day and he came up to me and introduced himself,” Jada said in an interview. “Certainly from the looks of it, that wasn’t the kind of cat I’d even want to deal with.”
“But as soon as he came to me, he was like a magnet,” she continued. “As soon as you took care of him he took you in really well. And we hit it off from that moment on.” Jada also called her a “brother” and a “father figure”. “The kind of relationship we had … you only get that once in a lifetime …,” she said.