Tupac is still alive. One of the most enduring conspiracy theories of our times. The claim is that he faked his own death and is now hiding out somewhere outside of the US. Fuel was added to the fire last month when this selfie, purported to have been taken by Shakur in Cuba a year ago, began circling the net.
However, the cop who was first on the scene of Pac’s shooting claims that the photo is a complete fake. Chris Carroll arrived at the scene to find Shakur bleeding profusely. The now retired officer claims that the rapper whispered “fuck you” in his ear before falling into unconsciousness. He never woke up, and passed away 6 days later.
“Tupac is dead. I saw him lose consciousness and lose his life 20 years ago. I still find it astonishing that fans and people believe that Tupac is alive. This new video does nothing to change my mind. There are lookalikes all over the world and this may be another one or a hoax.”
Explaining the events of the shooting, Carroll said:
“There were about five cars in the entourage and as they began getting out of the cars I knew these were not normal citizens. So as they got out I had my gun drawn, so I told them all to get down and stay back. They all looked edgy, and I was concerned that may be a threat or could even just run away. But then in the BMW through the passenger window I saw a silhouette of a guy, who was not moving. My immediate concern was that he could be armed and perhaps wanting to attack me or was the shooter. In the middle of this chaos was Suge, who you cannot miss, as he is this huge figure, very tall, wide and looking to come towards me. And to make matters even more concerning, blood was gushing out of his skull where he had been hit by a bullet.”
“I told him to stay down and approached the passenger door, where Tupac was slumped, but moving slightly seemingly looking forward through the windscreen. I kept repeating for him to get out of the vehicle, but he didn’t respond.I told the others to get down and I walked up to the door – I reached out for it with my left hand and had my gun in my right in case he would shoot. There was barely any movement from Tupac and I could see multiple bullet holes in the window and side door. The door was tough to get open, perhaps where it had been damaged by bullets, but after several attempts I got the door open. Tupac just flopped out onto my left arm. as I hadn’t realized he was leaning against the door. I then cushioned him down to the floor. Tupac was grimacing in pain, looking panicked and gasping for breathe. His torso was shot up pretty bad with blood pouring from his chest out through his shirt onto his gold chains. The blood loss was vast and it curdled around the chains, clinging to them.”
“His body physically quit, he went limp, his eyes closed half way, stopped breathing and he lost consciousness. When he slipped out of consciousness in front of me, I knew he would never come back from those injuries. He was bleeding everywhere from multiple gun shot wounds to vital organs throughout his torso. As soon as the ambulance got there, he had already lost consciousness, he was intubated immediately and taken to the local trauma center. And for all practical purposes, he was really dead when he arrived there. We have one of the best Trauma team’ in the States, if not the best, but they knew he was gone.”
So will this kill the rumour that Tupac is still alive? We doubt it.