Police Have Suspect, No Witnesses In Tupac Murder Case

Dec. 20, 1996 -- Las Vegas police have told MTV News that they believe they know who murdered Tupac Shakur in a drive-by shooting on September 7, but that they still do not have a prosecutable case to present due to a nearly total lack of cooperation from witnesses.

A police spokesperson says everyone connected with the case has been interviewed including Death Row Records chief Marion "Suge" Knight. Suge was driving Tupac's car that fateful night, and was grazed in the head himself with a bullet. Contrary to persistent rumors, police say Knight is not a suspect.

The Vegas police department says that it considers its case pretty much complete, and hopes witnesses willing to testify will come forward, so it can name its suspect.