Cop Says Tupac Refused To Snitch On Who Shot Him Before He Died

(AllHipHop News) In Hip Hop and the urban community at large have a generally adversarial attitude towards the police. In a recent interview with Vegas Seven, the first police officers at the scene of Tupac’s fatal shooting back in 1996 spoke about Tupac’s final words. 

The former Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officer, Chris Carroll states that he received the call of gunfire near the intersection of Flamingo and Koval around 11:15p.m. and was the only police officer in the vicinity. According to Carroll, when he initially attempted to get Tupac to reveal the identity of his shooter, ‘Pac was too busy “trying to yell at Suge”:

So I’m looking at Tupac, and he’s trying to yell back at Suge, and I’m asking him, ‘Who shot you? What happened? Who did it?’ And he was just kind of ignoring me. He was making eye contact with me here and there, but he’s trying to yell at Suge. And I kept asking over and over, ‘Who did this? Who shot you?’ And he basically kept ignoring me. And then I saw in his face, in his movements, all of a sudden in the snap of a finger, he changed. And he went from struggling to speak, being noncooperative, to an ‘I’m at peace’ type of thing. Just like that.

Carroll later details the last words Tupac uttered before “he started gurgling and slipping out of consciousness”:

He looked at me and he took a breath to get the words out, and he opened his mouth, and I thought I was actually going to get some cooperation. And then the words came out: ‘F*ck you. 

Check out Carroll’s full account of Tupac’s last living and conscious moments here.

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95 Responses to “Cop Says Tupac Refused To Snitch On Who Shot Him Before He Died”

  1. Executive

    Pac seems mythotical to me, I had that thought a while ago. My favorite rapper since the beginning of his career. I was 12 when he went away and I cried so hard, I wouldn’t cry if my pops passed.

  2. BulldogCG

    Fa sho. Sounds about right to me. Never got the Pac hate, especially from marginalized communities he rode so hard for the “have nots”against the people that hold them down. Maybe not the best rapper ever, depending on how you judge it, but damned if he wasn’t the most influential. No subliminals, he said what he meant.

    • therealest1

      I totally agree he was the most influential rapper ever especially with all the biters and copycats he spawned. I also consider him the most original rapper ever as well.

      • BulldogCG

        Not to mention all these rappers trying to make songs (tupac back) and big up him, really just make money off his name. When Pac wouldn’t have been able to stand what half these rappers stand for.

  3. Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Like his brother said “Pac was soldier to the end”!
    Respect, Pac was a QUEENS niccas first.

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ


      • Clondyke Classic

        Man quit tryna claim a nigga that didn’t give a fucc about ny. That’s some desperate shit

      • SmashBandicoot

        Bro NY takes L’s daily and that’s been since the 90’s. Pac wanted nothing to do with that lame ass state that’s why he moved over to the West and rep’d Oakland/LA all day every day.

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        FU(K UR WHOLE SET!

    • therealest1

      Actually 2Pac was originally born in Brooklyn, then relocated to Baltimore in his teens before settling in Oakland down the line.

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        actually no

  4. Clondyke Classic

    Us real niggas don’t talk to police no matter what. It aint about being hard it just is what it is

    • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      you look like a fat azz rich homie quan. take an L fagggot Bit*H BOY!

      • Clondyke Classic

        Yep I look just like him. What else you got?

      • keepitswizzy

        This site cracks me up…..can’t even post what u think without peeps talkin shit….just like world star,,,,internet gangsters and haters

    • bigdoe6

      Somebody rape your sister or kill your moms i bet you talk to the cops. STFU. You trying too hard. Sucka.

      • Clondyke Classic

        If that’s how you feel that’s cool

      • i_am_LOUD

        No snitchin under No circumstances. That’s what Guns are for.

      • IceBergSlim

        Bamma ass man shut your ass up ! Studio Gangster

      • i_am_LOUD

        Bama? HARLEM,NYC allday lil homie. Studio? I don’t even rap or make beats. Haha try harder you sucker.

      • i_am_LOUD

        Didn’t know you could hear me from where you at. You seem upset, you should talk to someone.

      • i_am_LOUD

        I wish you could trade places with the Sean Taylor from the Washington Redskins who was murdered.

    • ILL Will

      I feel u, I don’t fk wit them boys under any circumstances. Done had my fair share of profiling and sht, guns drawn on me and everything else. Even had to find my own stolen car and them hoez didn’t even wanna take prints….I say they useless and can’t even be cordial with them, after yrs of getn pulled for dumb bullsht I have to say that I honestly ain’t calling none of them bitches sir or maam or being nice to em when I’m pulled. I ain’t ever called 911 cuz it’s a waste of time…..

  5. NYCPeruano

    Unfortunately these dudes out here ain’t cut from that type of cloth ! Now a days people snitch on them damn selves and don’t even know it

  6. Brindle

    Damn. I was tempted to say some “real nigga” shit but I’ve crossed paths with man briefly on a few occasions. I’ll just say he and Guru are the most powerful spirits I’ve met and more humble than you’d think. RIP

  7. tra mo

    Dam PAC straight like that nigga dying and still kept it g he probably thought he was gon make it and ride on them niggas

  8. K. Lionheart

    Sounds like the same Pac that didn’t tell the cops shit when he was shot in NY and threw his middle finger up @ at the camera while all bandaged up

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  10. RichFromBX

    at least we can stop talking about why the cops haven’t found his killers yet – can’t really blame them for throwing little to no effort behind it.

    • golder1

      And who is to say this guy is telling the truth. He waits almost 20 yrs to tell this story. Sounds like another one of those cops trying to sell a book he wrote about the case. Most victims of gunfire cant speak to cops but that doesnt stop cops from finding the guilty. With the FBI watching Tupac and all the cameras you cant tell me their was no way to collect evidence to catch his killers. Cops just dont care.

      • keepitswizzy

        They didn’t have street cams back then……and also the cameras they have nowadays still have a hard time making peoples faces out let alone a license plate….and the FBI was prob like ok mission accomplished, if in fact they were running surveillance at that time

      • golder1

        FBI had cameras. They already stated they had been surveillance on Tupac and The Row. Your cheap cameras might have a hard time but not the law and FBI. Get real. All the pictures they released when following Bigger were clear as day.

      • keepitswizzy

        lmao doesnt mean they were there then….and my cheap cameras? wtf are u talking abt? u sound stupid bro go ahead with that bullshit….

      • golder1

        The FBI was there idiot. And u are stupid if u think FBI uses same camera equipment your dumbass might use ,you are as stupid as u sound. So u can go head with your ignorant ass bullshit

      • keepitswizzy

        lmao oh i get it ur a fed ok bro….idk where we started talking about me having a camera lol…i was talking abt street cams that werent even around in 1996 u illiterate dumb fuk…if u dont like it when peeps comment on ur shit then dont comment u little girl….gfy u dumb jig

      • golder1

        Dumbass I could care less who comments on my post young dumb nigga. If you don’t have knowledge keep your dumbass mouth Sat. It makes u look stupid, traffic cameras have been around since the 80’s young nigga. Ignorance is bliss. I bet your dumbas has no clue what that means. The only one who sounds like a girl is your dumb ass for coming off as a chick on her rag.Young nigga r so funny!

      • keepitswizzy

        and if u read the article the cop was explaining to a friend what he had witnessed and the friend is a writer and wrote abt it lol….u r as dumb as u sound lmbo

      • golder1

        No you sound dumb and clueless. The article state the cop gave HIS amount during an interview. Learn to read and comprehend before you comment dumb nigga. I’m so glad their are more black on this planet compared to ignorant nigga like yourselves.

      • keepitswizzy

        first off im white lol…..and if u clicked to read the whole article u would kno what i meant lol….dumb ass niggers in this world being ignorant as usual

      • RichFromBX

        really faggot, you gonna say fvck the police and expect them to help you? if someone say fvck you to you are you gonna help them? you gonna go out of your way to do something for them??? didn’t think so bitch nigga…

        and you gonna like your own comment like you some 16yr old white bitch on facebook…bitch ass faggot nigga…

  11. Brooklyn Stoop

    “Carroll later details the last words Tupac uttered before “he started gurgling and slipping out of consciousness” POLICE………..

  12. Brooklyn Stoop

    if we go by the words of the police
    then sean bell and his buddies DID have a gun and there was a 4th man firing
    armadu did turn around with a gun
    TI did have weed in the car during his LA arrest
    and on and on again………….
    but lets say its true……….Pac got fired on and people are making it like pac knew the killer
    and the info we DO have……points to who? the police

    so puck the police and mark cuban too

  13. Earl Rutherland

    Criminals lower property values and the 2008 recession did enough to lower the value on my home. If I see a crime I’m telling. Fuq street codes. I’m a father that has an obligation to protect my kid, my property and my quality of life.

    • Bust_1_InyaEye

      You’re just a snitch worrying about resale on his house. I agreed with you on your first comment but this one makes you a greedy snitch. You’l have to move anyway once your neighbors find out you’re a snitch so I get it.

      • Earl Rutherland

        Damn right I’m worrying about the value of my home. I paid a lot for it and I put a lot in it and I hope to sell for a profit one day. Only a dumb ni99a would let bulls**t prison and street codes fuq with their quality of life. BTW, I live in the burbs so my neighbors agree 100% with me. Mofos tried to set up a trap house in my borough and we told and got the s**t shut down.

  14. Earl Rutherland

    If someone shoots me and I have the opportunity to tell who did it I’m telling. Fuq street codes. Fuq no snitching.

  15. Cereal_Spilla

    Soooo basically you asked Pac “Who shot you?” but he wouldn’t tell you who did it because he was too busy yellin “SUGE SUGE SUGE”?!?! Sounds legit to me….

  16. southphillysol

    I don’t believe this at all……Now this comes out almost 20 years after the fact..foh….This is all buildup for his biopic….They make pac out to be somereal thug qwhich he wasn’t….Pac went to a performing arts school and wasn’t involved in any street activity in his teens..facts….Check the video of him at 17..The nigga damn near sounds gay…But nobody talks about that….And let’s not forget he snitched on haitan jack, jimmy henchman, and tut..but nobody talks about that either…u can’t act tough for 5 years out of 25 and be considered a gangster,in my opinion..Tupacs thug image is hugely exaggerated…it’s disgusting…he played the part well but he wasn’t really cut from that cloth…even in his jail interview he grew his hair out and was humble,,he wasn’t on that thug shit then..y..cuz he was surrounded by REAL THUGS…Tupac was one of the best rappers of all time..but he was not from that official street thug lineage…..

    • SBRon

      Yeah well, he sold his soul to the Devil (Suge) to get outta da bing, so he HAD to play the thug role at that point…

      • BulldogCG

        or did the media try and portray him that way?

      • SBRon

        I’d say partly…But, “Death Row Records” implies some hardened, thugged out, we don’t give a F artists, which pretty much none of them were!

    • Matthew Roberts

      shot 2 police officers,got shot in ny because he didnt wanna hand over his jewels,instead he went for his 2 pistols,,,,he wasnt gangsta,but he wasnt a coward,he was raised by black panthers.

      • southphillysol

        Again he shot two undercover officers…This was the defense he used to get off,they never identified themselves….And shooting yourself in the nuys reaching for your legally owned firearm is NOT GANGSTA….Now what Maino did disarming and then shooting a robber with his own gun, when maino himself was unarmed , you can consider that gangsta…But it’s really about being a man of respect and principal…2-pac was also a toughguy when he was deep…Prison exposes who you really are and when he was alone he wasn’t on none of that thug shit …that nigga grew his hair out and was humble…How many gangsters you know that has a nosering…The nigga sounded square as hell and damn near gay in that video when he was 17…He had no ties to the streets at all at 17…So when did the thug shit start happening…Any real gangster you know you could see it in them by the time they were 17-…-Come on..stop it…He became a “thug” after he got singed and didn’t have to deal with the actual hood issues that came with being a thug…

      • i_am_LOUD

        Wait, Pac did SHOOT the cops tho… You saying undercover like it matters. Your punk azz wouldn’t squeeze duck sauce on fried rice you coward. You sound real dumb. stfu

    • Real talk

      tupac shot 2 police officer,something that most people who u consider gangster wouldnt even dare to are a coward trying to discredit who pac was.

      • southphillysol

        He shot 2 undercover officers, he was just defending himself from what he thought was a random stickup…He actually got off based on his defense that the cops didn’t identify themselves…do your research before you speak…Im not discrediting him just stating that he was not the super thug that him and everyone else portrays him to be….I can’t respect you being a civilian for 21 years and then becoming a thug once you get a little money….Defending yourself when you are legally armed from what you think is someone trying to hurt you is not gangsta its called being a man…Pac broke the biggest rule in the street life…DONT SNITCH….The nigga got a record gave out a list of niggas he thought was involved in his shooting…Same thing everyone crucified 50 for but say nothing about pac…Biggie was actually in the streets before he could drink legally…Pac adopted a persona that he felt would help him advance.Everyone that knew pac said he changed after playing bishop in juice….Pac was bitching in jail, because now was around the actual element that he had been portraying …And I don’t want to hear about the east coast west coast beef because that was after he got out of jail….Pacs myth is simply that partly true but greatly exaggerated…..

      • JeremyAn2

        Your logic seems inconsistent for someone that has such intricate knowledge of Pac’s less public behavior and agrees he’s among the greatest rappers of all time. I’m not entirely discrediting your “publicity stunt for the biopic” theory, but even a person completely unfamiliar with the circumstances can see the holes in this logic. First, the biopic is still in the very early stages of pre-production. A shooting script has not been finalized, nor has a principal cast been selected. Any attempt at generating buzz at this point would be a waste. Additionally, the cop divulging this detail about Pac’s last moment did so with a very valid reason, in regards to the bizarre timing- he’s about to retire. There’s no fear of reprimand. Not to mention that he could have taken such a story to a more visible entertainment medium such as TMZ, if he was looking for publicity or even a decent paycheck. Pac isn’t alive to defend himself against your insults and allegations, but you are alive to admit you are a simple hater. In which case, rant on about your expert knowledge of what Tupac Shakur did with his life.

      • southphillysol

        So this is your rebuttal..smh….Forget about the biopic “theory”..And where is the inconsistent logic??….Yes , I feel like he’s one of the best RAPPERS of all time…But I also believe that his “thug image” is greatly exaggerated…So how does that make me a hater???..That term hater is so overused to the point that now it just means that I don’t agree with you fully, as it seems in your case…Where is the “hate” in anything I said???..I stated just as many facts as I did opinions.. I really don’t understand how you could call me a hater???…All that im saying is that him being what we would call a thug is more image than actual reality…Its funny how I backed my argument up with mostly facts but you backed yours up with the OPINION that im a hater…lmao..ok…You yourself admitted I have extended knowledge of the subject matter and that what I based my argument on….I also didn’t mean it like the actual people behind the biopic started this rumor for publicity….I just meant that here we go with another story to add on to they myth…..And Tupac isn’t the first human to exaggerate the truth about himself and he won’t be the last……….SMBALDASSHEAD

      • i_am_LOUD

        Wrong again dummy. You don’t know anything about this dude. You just a hating azz broad.

    • i_am_LOUD

      Oh yea. I guess shooting at Police Officers isn’t gangster either. What you ever did tough guy? Nothing but hate on a real dude. You clowns make me laugh.

  17. IL4M

    I don’t believe this story but here’s something for you to chew on ” GANGSTERS” you get shot… it’s a bad hit. A stranger shows up to help you, you ignore him, you let your enemy get away with a smile on his face, and then you say Fck you to the stranger that came to help you . . . Ngz got the game fucked up, sorry ngz got LIFE fckd up.

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