TUPAC Shakur cop Chris Carroll has broken his silence on claims the rapper is still alive and is living in Malaysia sparked by Suge Knight Jnr.
Caroll was the first officer on the scene after Tupac was shot multiple times during a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas.
The 25-year-old suffered multiple gunshots wounds to his vital organs – and the official story accounts he later died in hospital. No one has ever been convicted of his murder. And some conspiracy theorists are convinced Tupac is still out there somewhere, having staged the shooting as a cover to flee to Cuba.
The cop has now opened up after Knight Jnr reignited conspiracy theories by posting a video of a man he claimed to be Tupac in Malaysia. Caroll rubbished theories Tupac is alive and reminded fans the rapper died in his arms. The cop previously revealed Shakur’s last words – uttering “f*** you” before he died.
Tupac “for all practical purposes” died on the scene in Las Vegas, and is “absolutely not” hiding out in Malaysia or Cuba, he told The Sun.
He added the rapper’s wounds were so bad he would not have been physical able to escape abroad – even if he had survived.
Caroll said: “He is absolutely positively dead. I know he means a lot to people, but the guy is gone and is never coming back. Just to clarify when I say gone – I don’t mean gone abroad – in case conspiracy theorists misconstrue that line. I mean he is dead. He had multiple gun shot wounds on his body. There were large calibre wounds to his torso and vital organs.”
The cop said he is dumbfounded by internet conspiracy theorists who believe Tupac’s death was an elaborate hoax.
He also denies reports Tupac named his killer on his death bed.
Carroll said he was on duty riding a bicycle when he arrived on the scene of the shooting back in 1996.
Approaching the car, Tupac “flopped out” and was sat with blood pouring from his chest – refusing to name his shooter before uttering a final “f*** you”.
Tupac was taken to hospital where he was kept on life support for six days before he finally died.
Carroll said that after seeing the extent of his injuries it is "crazy" to think he could ever be still alive.
“This happens every time someone very famous dies, it's very difficult for people to accept the fact that the person they admire so much is dead,” he said.
Yesterday, Knight was jailed for 28 years after running down two men with his truck back in 2015.