Has the mystery of Tupac Shakur’s murder finally been solved?
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A former Los Angeles Police Department detective, Russell Poole, says that he knows who was behind 2Pac’s murder, reports XXL magazine.
XXL and Vice report that in 1998 Poole received a tip from a local crime reporter about a man named Malcolm Patton who supposedly confessed to carrying out a hit on the “All Eyez on Me” rapper. The tip was communicated by one of the writer’s jail informants. According to the informant, Patton said that he, his brother and a Long Beach Crip named Donald Smith planned the hit with help from Reggie Wright, Jr., the head of Death Row security, and Suge Knight’s then-wife.
Poole served as the main source in Randall Sullivan’s investigative book “LAbyrinth,” which follows the detective as he investigated the murders of Tupac and Notorious B.I.G. The book also explores the implication of Death Row Records’ Suge Knight, and the origins of the LAPD scandal.