The Killing of Tupac Shakur
Author: Cathy Scott
Edition: 2 / Revised and Expanded
Age Group: Adults
Table of Contents
1. The Killing of Tupac Shakur
2. The Aftermath
3. The Scuffle
4. The Investigation
5. About Tupac Shakur
6. About Suge Knight
7. Yafeu Fula's Murder
8. Biggie Smalls' Murder
9. Gangsta Rap and the Record Industry
10. Rap Violence, Gang Violence
12. Dead or Alive?
On September 6, 1996, rapper Tupac Shakur was gunned down in a drive-by shooting a few blocks from
the fabled Las Vegas Strip. The Killing of Tupac Shakur digs deep into the events leading up to, and
following, the headline-grabbing murder.This in-depth chronicle focuses on Tupac’s double life as an
entertainment superstar and a convict, spotlighting his meteoric rise to the top of the world of hip-hop in
the context of the dangerous economics of renegade record labels. It examines all the possible motives
for Tupac’s murder—the gang connection, the rap wars, the high-level conspiracies—and exposes the
failed police investigation of the crime, which remains unsolved.This book is now in its second edition,
having been fully revised and expanded.
Suge and Tupac saw the Caddy, but they had no time to react. Suddenly, the sounds of the night were
shattered by the pop pop pop of a killer inside the Cadillac emptying a magazine clip from a high-powered
semi-automatic handgun. At least 13 rounds were sprayed (that's how many bullet holes and casings
investigators counted) into the passenger side of the BMW. Five bullets pierced the passenger door;
some shattered the windows. Startled, Tupac tried frantically to scramble into the backseat through the
well between the front seats. In doing so, he exposed his middle and lower torso to the gunfire and took a
round in the hip. Suge grabbed Tupac, pulled him down, and covered him.
Cathy Scott was a full-time police reporter for the Las Vegas Sun at the time of Tupac's
murder. A reporter for over a decade, Scott has received more than a dozen journalism
awards. Her articles have appeared in the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times.
Scott covered the Los Angeles riots, Operation Restore Hope in Somalia, and the Republic
of Panama's drug interdiction program. She has authored several books including The
Murder of Biggie Smalls and Mafia Daughter: The Life and Tragic Times of Susan Berman.
Life and Tragic Times of Susan Berman.