A former member of Tupac Shakur's backup band and Shakur's
bodyguard say that although they told Las Vegas police that they observed the
shooting of Shakur, and know what the men who were in the car from which the
shots were fired look like, they have never been asked to view photos of
possible suspects in the case, the Los Angeles Times reports.
two men--Malcolm Greenridge (who performed using the stage name E.D.I. Mean)
and Frank Alexander, Shakur's bodyguard--say they were interviewed by police
after the shooting. They told the Times they were in the car directly
behind the one Shakur was in when he was shot.
Alexander says he saw the
face of the killer; Greenridge said he saw all four men who were in the
Their comments are at odds with statements made by Las Vegas
police, who claim that the investigation has been hampered by a lack of
cooperative witnesses. Las Vegas police disputed the men's account of what they
told police the night of the murder. They told the Times that the
accounts could lead to a breakthrough in the case.