The preoperative diagnosis was a gunshot
wound to the chest and abdomen and post-operative bleeding.
Just before midnight he was taken to UMCs Trauma
Center. He was wheeled into the recovery area and was
resuscitated according to advanced trauma life support
protocol and a full trauma activation was called. He
was placed on life support machines. Two liters of blood
that had hemorrhaged into his chest cavity were removed.
His pulse was very thready and initially he had a minimal
bloodpressure, which rapidly declined. He was taken
immediately to the operating room for operative intervention
and further resuscitation. He underwent surgery which
consisted of ligation of bleeding, and a surgeon removed
a bullet from his pelvic area which was done at midnight
and finished at 2:35am on the 8th. Th eBMW remained
in the impound lot at Ewing Bros. Auto Body and Towing
lot in North Las Vegas its right front and rear
ends damaged. Police found no guns inside the car, just
a cigar caseand a Motorola cell phone. He underwent
another operation that started at 6:25 p.m. and lasted
an hour. It was exploratory surgery, and his punctured
right lung was removed to stop internal bleeding. He
was back in his room at 7:45.
American Express said that Suge had rented 21 Las Vegas
hotel rooms at $50 each for last night. Tupac was put
in a medicinally induced coma and on life support to
take pressure off his body. Three Bloodsets met at Lueders
Park, and talked about retaliation against the Southside
Crips for the attack on Tupac. At 2:58 p.m., on East
Alondra a man who Las Vegas police said may have been
in the Cadillac was shot in the back on the 9th. At
8 P.M., 20 of Tupacs friends ran across the street
from the traumacenters lobby to a car whose driver
police had stopped to talk to. Sgt. Cindi West said
that they had pulled up to see what was going on and
a guy misunderstood and wouldnt cooperate. The
people came out not knowing what was going on and got
in the way and were pushing some of the officers. The
police handcuffed four men who were later released.
Two men were found with butts of marijuana cigarettes,
but werent arrested. He opened his eyes once,
while Kidada was putting Don McLeans "Vincent"
into a player next to his bed. She asked him if he heard
her and to move his feet. He did. She asked if he knew
she loved him. He nodded. Then he went into a coma.
On the 10th, Blackstreets album, Another Level
came out. "No Diggity," sounds like "Toss
It Up." 2Pac had the song done with Aaron Hall
before Dre did it, and "Toss It Up" is actually
a remix of the original song, because Dre copied it.
Aaron Hall, ex-partner of Teddy Riley was the original
writer. "Dont Leave Me" sounds like
"I Aint Mad At Cha." 2Pacs concert
in Oakland was cancelled. His next concert will be in
Oakland if city officials will agree to it.
On the 11th, Bobby Finch, a Southside Crip who Compton
cops said may have also been in the Cadillac, was gunned
down on South Mayo at 9:05 am. Suge and three lawyers
spoke with METRO police for an hour and left them with
nothing in the way of leads towards suspects or motives.
In Compton, Orlandos cousin Jerry Bonds drove
the white Cadillac into an autoshop on White and Alondra
with another guy at 3 P.M.. On the 12th Tupac was supposed
to have gone to court for sentencing on weapons charges
for carrying a concealed gun when he attacked Allen
Hughes. On Friday the 13th, doctors tried to resuscitate
Tupac several times, then Afeni said not to try again.
When Tupac took his last breath Gloria Jean praised
his body and could bear witness to who it was. He died
at 4:03 (4 + 0 + 3 = 7) p.m. at the Intensive Care Unit.
He was pronounced dead by Dr. Lovett o frespiratory
failure and cardiopulmonary arrest. The bodyguard had
been at Suges house, and Suge was mad at him and
blaming him for not having his gun with him. He was
coming towards him in a threatening way when the phone
rang, and he found out Tupac died. Suge told the bodyguard
that it didnt matter now because hes gone,
and his voice was cracking up like he wasg oing to cry.
Afeni made a positive identification of Tupacs
body at 5. A mortuary van took his body to the Clark
County Coroners office at 5:10. They did an autopsy.
It determined that Tupac didnt have any illegal
drugs in hisbody, but was heavily sedated. The autopsy
report is on file at the office, but is not deemed by
Nevada state law to be public.
There were ballistics tests, but the results have not
been made public. They took six pictures of him which
were put on file at the office. Two general assignment
detectives took Polaroid pictures of Tupac at the morgue
for a police training book, bu tlater were removed from
the book and destroyed. They sent his blood to Long
Beach Genetics, who did the DNA testing to find the
probability of Afeni and Billy 99.97% parentage. Two
more Bloods were shot and killed by an assailant who
fled on foot. He was cremated.
On the 14th, Afeni spread some of his ashes on a hill
in L.A. and some on her garden, which has now flourished.
Tupacs family held a private funeral for him in
Las Vegas. On the 15th, he was mourned during a memorial
service at The House of the Lord Pentecostal Church
in Brooklyn, where he was still listed as a member of
the congregation. Police had thought that the man at
the MGM Grand could have been a suspect, but was ruled
out because security was still holding him when Tupac
had left the building. Because Tupac didnt have
a will, Afeni had to file court papers as the only living
heir and that she was the administer of his estate.
Death Row emptied the apartment and took the furniture
which Tupac was charged over $100,000 for. Cathy got
an autopsy photo of Tupac dissected on a table at the
morgue. It is not an official coroner or police photo,
and was offered $100,000 for it from The National Enquirer.