Bail for Tupac Shakur murder suspect set at $750,000

Former gang leader and suspected of killing rapper Tupac Shakur can be released on house arrest before his June trial, a judge has said.

Clark County District Court Judge Carli Kierny on Tuesday set the bail for Duane “Keffe D” Davis at $750,000.

Mr Davis, 60, was charged in September in the murder of Shakur, who was 25 when he was shot in a drive-by in Las Vegas in 1996.

He has pleaded not guilty.

During the Tuesday hearing, which Mr Davis attended, his court-appointed attorneys argued he should be released because he is a grandfather and that no evidence suggests he would flee before trial, news outlet KLEW reported. They also said their client is in declining health following a battle with cancer.

His lawyers asked for bail to be set at around $100,000.