On the 7th, Tupac went back to L.A.. Tupac
decided he wasnt gonna go to Las Vegas, but to
Atlanta to settle problems with some relatives instead.
Suge got him to change his plans though. Tupac told
Kidada that morning there was a heavy-weight bout that
night at the MGM Grand , and weeks before hed
promised Suge hed go to it with him. He also said
he didnt want to go, but hed given Suge
his word. He said she could come along, not to the fight,
he didnt want her with that roudy bunch, but to
the party Suge was having afterward at a club he owned
downtown, and if she were beside him it would be ok.
When they got back his house in Calabasas, Kidada started
packing. When she reached for his bulletproof vest that
he always wore. Tupac said, "No, Itll be
too hot." Then they left. They stopped at a gas
station and Tupac bought five magazines about guns.
He read them until they reached the Luxor Hotel. Tupac
went to Suges mansion southeast of downtown. They
partied for a while. Tupac made a video of him calling
Keisha and another girl.
Then he went to the MGM Grand to watch the Mike Tyson
/ Bruce Seldon fight. He was mad because Suge showed
up at the last minute. He sat in section 4, row E, seat
2. Tupac said, "Did you see Tyson do it to him?
Tyson did it to him! Did yall see that? We bad
like that. Come out of prison and now we running shit."
He went backstage and hugged Mike. At 8:45 P.M., Travon
Lane (Tray) was walking near the hotels Grand
Garden with Death Rows crew. Tray pointed out
Orlando to Tupac. Tupac ran down the hallway until he
met up with Orlando. Tupac asked, "You from the
South?" It escalated into a fight and Tupac started
beating the shit out of him. Later the rest of the Deathrow
crew arrived and helped him beat him up. There was only
one bodyguard with the crew, and he had to pull Tupac
out of it twice. They knocked Orlando down and began
kicking and punching him. A security camera recorded
the incident on tape. The fight was stopped by hotel
security, and Orlando was held for questioning by the
police, then was allowed to leave after he declined
to press charges.
As left he gave his signed $1000 tickets stub
into the fight to a guy. He said, "Here you go,
boy. Enjoy this." Tupac left at 8:55, to go back
to the hotel. Tupac went up to Hammers car and
told me about the incident that had just happen. Hammer
asked him some questions about it and he said it was
all squashed and not to worry about it. While he was
getting in his car he was bragging about how Tyson took
him out in 50 punches and all he had to do was three
punches and the dude was on the ground. Tupacs
bodyguard said he had trouble getting him to wear his
vest, and he wouldnt wear it very often. He didnt
wear it at all the whole night. Since they were in Las
Vegas they legally couldnt carry guns, but guns
were brought anyways. They were in a hurry leaving the
fight though, and the bodyguard forgot his gun in his
When he got to the hotel he told Kidada, "Some
nigga started a fight with me for nothin. Somethings
up, you stay here." He was also upset because he
couldnt find the Outlaws, who were supposed to
be at the fight. He changed clothes then went back to
Suges house. They got ready for party at Club
662, where 2Pac was going to perform. Tupac had wanted
to drive his Hummer, but Suge said that they had things
to discuss and got Tupac to ride with him. Two hours
later, Suge in his black, tinted-window 96 BMW
750 sedan left the mansion with Tupac in the passenger
seat, and the 10-car entourage behind them. They were
listening to The Don Killuminati The 7 Day Theory very
low in the BMW. At 10:55, Tupac rolled down the window
and a photographer took their picture at a red light.
At 11:00, they were stopped on Las Vegas Blvd. by Metro
bicycle cops for playing his car stereo too loud and
for not having license plates, which were in the trunk
on his rented car. He was not cited and was released
a few minutes later.
At a red light, on Flamingo Road, near the intersection
of Koval Lane, in front of the Maxim Hotel two girls
distracted Tupac and Suge on the drivers side,
and at 11:15, a white, four-door, late-model, Cadillac
with California plates pulled up. Tupac had been standing
up through the sunroof. Two of the four men inside the
car got out and fired thirteen rounds into the passenger
side of the car, from a Glock .40 caliber handgun. He
tried to get into the backseat, but Suge pulled him
down, and a bullet bounced off of his right hip boneand
hit is lung. He was also hit in his right hand and chest.
Suge was barely hit by a bullet, and suffered a minor
head wound. Immediately after the shooting, the Cadillac
went south on Koval. Suge made a U-turn from the left
lane of Flamingo and sped West toward Las Vegas Blvd.,
away from the nearest hospital. Suge said that he told
Tupac hed get him to a hospital, and Tupac said,
"I need a hospital? Youre the one shot in
Patrol officers on an unrelated call at the Maxim Hotel
had heard the gunshots and called for back-up. Two other
officers followed the BMW, which took a left on Las
Vegas Blvd. South, and police reached the car when it
was caught in traffic at the intersection of Las Vegas
Blvd. and Harmon Ave. The officers called an ambulance.
The BMW was covered with blood and pieces of gold, from
Tupacs jewelry, on the inside, and had two flat
tires. They brought Tupac out of the car and layed him
down on the stretcher. He kept saying, "I cant
breathe, I cant breathe." The ambulance took
Tupac and Suge to the University of Nevada Medical Center.
Sgt. Kevin Manning was assigned as leading investigator,
and Cathy Scott was named lead reporter for the shooting.
When the police questioned the bodyguard they continously
asked if he had shot back, and when he said no they
asked who had shot back. The bodyguard thought it was
Suges friends which were mostly blood members.
Yafeu Fula had been in the car behind the BMW with bodyguards.
He told the police that he could do a photo lineup and
gave them his number. A man told Compton police that
at Club 662, he heard Tray say that the shooter was
Orlandos uncle Dwayne Keith Davis (Keefee D).
Tupac lost 22 oz of blood on the way to the hospital.
As he was being carried to the emergencyroom he said,
"Im dying." Tupac was admitted and listed
in critical condition. His injuries included a gunshot
wound to his right chest with a massive hemothorax and
a gunshot wound to the right thigh with the bullet palpable
within the abdomen. He also had a gunshot wound to a
right finger with a fracture.