Suge Knight Says He Won't Testify Against Tupac Murder Suspect At Trial
By Tony M. Centeno
October 3, 2023
Suge Knight, the only other living person who was in the car where Tupac Shakur was shot and killed, wants no part in the looming trial against the sole suspect in the case.
On Monday, October 2, TMZ spoke with Knight from behind bars while he serves his 28-year prison for voluntary manslaughter. During their conversation, the Death Row Records co-founder refused to say a negative comment about Duane "Keefe D" Davis, and even called for his freedom. When asked directly if he would testify at Keefe D's trial if called upon by the prosecution, Knight declined the opportunity.
“I wouldn’t be," Knight said. "Well, number one, I’m not gonna get on the stand and testify on somebody for what? ... I wouldn’t go, I wouldn’t testify. None of that s**t.”
Knight shared that he was actually surprised when he found out about Davis' arrest. He's known the suspect in the case since they played youth football together decades ago. Regardless of the suspect's involvement in the shooting, the former music executive is adamant about not doing anything that would put Davis behind bars. Knight also agreed with the latest consensus that Davis' nephew Orlando Anderson was not the one who fired the deadly shots at 'Pac, but wouldn't confirm who it was.
“There were only two people in the car; ‘Pac’s not gonna tell the story, I ain’t gonna tell the story,” Knight explained. "But I can tell you this: I never had nothing bad to say about Orlando because ... he wasn’t the shooter. It wasn’t Anderson, so that’s all I got to say about that part.”
According to a witness' testimony to the grand jury in Las Vegas, Deandre "Big Dre" Smith was the man who allegedly shot Tupac from the backseat of the white Cadillac Davis and Anderson were in. Davis was indicted and charged with murder with the use of a deadly weapon with the intent to promote, further or assist a criminal gang. Police believe Davis was the one who coordinated the shooting as retribution against the beloved rapper.