The gun used in the murder of rap icon Tupac Shakur has reportedly disappeared after it was first discovered in a Compton backyard.
A new US documentary entitled ‘Who Killed Tupac’ claims that the 40 caliber Gloc was found by an anonymous citizen in 1998, although the history of the weapon wasn’t known when it was handed in to police.
Two years later, L.A. County Sheriff’s Department took control of Compton and the ownership of some 3800 confiscated weapons – including the very same glock used to kill Tupac in Las Vegas in 1996.
But the weapon’s true history was only revealed in 2006 when LASD Deputy T. Brennan began sifting through records and noticed that the weapon was found at a home owned by the girlfriend of a gang member who had a known rivalry with Tupac.
After Brennan ordered ballistics testing on the weapon, it was confirmed to be a perfect match for the weapon used to kill Tupac.
Although it was widely expected that the weapon would then be sent to Las Vegas where Tupac’s murder remained unsolved, a federal prosecutor reportedly recommended that the weapon wasn’t turned over to police out of fear that it could reignite violence if a Crip gang member was linked to Shakur’s murder.
US network A&E, who are airing the documentary, say that the current whereabouts of the weapon is unknown.
Earlier this year, an unearthed prison letter from Tupac revealed the exact reasons why he chose to stop dating Madonna.
“For you to be seen with a black man wouldn’t in any way jeopardise your career, if anything it would make you seem that much more open and exciting”, he admited.