Tupac Shakur’s Last Words Revealed By Police Officer
The final words Tupac Shakur spoke have been revealed 18 years later by the police officer who was called to the scene of the rapper’s murder.
Chris Carroll, who is now a retired Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department sergeant was on bike patrol on the Las Vegas Strip on September 7th, 1996 when Shakur was shot dead in his BMW in drive-by attack.
Speaking out for the first time, here is what he had to say:
I finally get the car door to open, and as I pull it open, the guy inside came right out, like he was leaning against the door.
“And at first I thought the guy was going to bust out of the door right on top of me; I thought this was his plan of attack, so to speak. But then I notice that he’s not coming out of the door; he was falling out of it.
“So I grabbed him with my left arm and he falls into me, and I’ve still got my gun in the other hand. He’s covered with blood, and I immediately notice that the guy’s got a ton of gold on – a necklace and other jewellery – and all of the gold is covered in blood. That has always left an image in my mind.
“There’s something in police work called the ‘dying declaration’, a legal concept that, in a nutshell, basically says that if someone who believes they’re going to die gives out the name of a suspect or is able to explain what happened, that’s not considered hearsay in court when they’re not there to testify; it’s admissible evidence,” he explained to Vegas Seven.
“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 non-cooperative, 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.”