Orlando Anderson’s Story Wikipedia: Biography, Parents, Siblings, Family, Cause Of Death, Obituary, Did He Kill Tupac?

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Orlando Anderson, the nephew of gangster Keefe D, is widely regarded as the murderer of rapper Tupac Shakur. His biography explored.

Keefe D (real name: Duane Keith Davis aka Kingpin) is famous for being a member of California-based gang known as the South Side Compton Crips.

On September 29, 2023, police arrested Duane ‘Keefe D’ Davis in connection to Tupac Shakur’s homicide investigation.

Previously, Davis discussed his whereabouts on the day of Tupac’s murder in his 2019 book Compton Street Legend.

In Compton Street Legend, the confessed gang member claimed he was riding in the passenger’s side of the white Cadillac seen at the shooting.

He also alleged that his nephew, Orlando Anderson, was the one who shot 2pac as revenge. According to his uncle, he murdered the late rapper as a payback for beating him in public.

Here’s everything we know about Orlando Anderson, the suspected murderer of rapper Tupac.

Orlando Anderson is famous as the killer of 2pac Shakur
Orlando Anderson is famous as the killer of 2pac Shakur

Who was Orlando Anderson?

Baby Lane (real name: Orlando Tive Anderson) was an American gang member suspected in the murder of Tupac Shakur.

Anderson belonged to the California-based gang known as the South Side Compton Crips. 

Detective Tim Brennan of the Compton Police Department filed an affidavit naming Anderson as a suspect; he denied involvement and was never charged.

Anderson was shot and killed in an unrelated gang shootout at the age of 23 in 1998.

Orlando Anderson's uncle was gangster Keefe D, who is a former member of an American gang group
Orlando Anderson’s uncle was gangster Keefe D, who is a former member of an American gang group

Who are Orlando Anderson’s parents?

Orlando Tive “Baby Lane” Anderson was born on August 13, 1974, in Compton California.

He was born into an African-American household and his parents’ names are Harvey Lee Anderson and Charlotte Davis.

According to the Hip Hop Museum, Orlando’s mom, Charlotte, worked 12-hour shifts as a bookkeeper, but weekends were heavily dedicated to family gatherings.”

Anderson’s parents divorced and he was raised by his great-grandmother in Compton, the museum notes.

What school did Orlando Anderson attend? Anderson attended Taft High School and received good grades. He returned to Dominguez High School for his senior year and got his diploma.

It is even during his high school days when he met a woman who would become his baby mama.

Before becoming a father, he had joined the Southside Compton Crips gang where his uncle was already a member, at some point in his youth.

Orlando Anderson is a suspect in the murder of Tupac Shakur (pictured). Image Source: Getty
Orlando Anderson is a suspect in the murder of Tupac Shakur (pictured). Image Source: Getty

Does Orlando Anderson have any siblings

Anderson was reportedly the only child between his mother and father but he had a half-brother whose name is Pooh. In Hip Hop Museum‘s report about Orlando, his brother opened up about him stating that he was a “conscientious student who passed his exams at Taft High School, where Ice Cube also attended.”

Tupac Shakur was leaving a boxing match in Las Vegas when he was fatally shot
Tupac Shakur was leaving a boxing match in Las Vegas when he was fatally shotCredit: Getty

Did Orlando Anderson really kill Tupac Shakur?

As it stands now, Orlando Anderson is the suspected killer of Tupac Shakur. His uncle, ganster Keefe D, who happened to be at the scene of the 27 years old murder case disclosed that his nephew was the one responsbile.

Since 2018, the gangster bragged in documentaries, podcasts and TV interviews that he was the one who provided the handgun used to fire the fatal shots at the 25-year-old Death Row rapper.

Tupac died a week later from his wounds.

In his 2019 tell-all memoir, Compton Street Legend, Davis once again confessed to have been riding shotgun when he handed his nephew Orlando Anderson the weapon used in the shooting.

It proved to be the smoking gun in the decade-long case and led to the latest police probe, which secured his grand jury indictment.

The street gangster had long been known to investigators and was identified early on as one of four suspects.

Today, he is the only living witness and suspect.

Retired Los Angeles detective Greg Kading said that Davis’ arrest has been a long time coming.

“It’s so long overdue,” he told AP. “People have been yearning for him to be arrested for a long time.”

“It’s never been unsolved in our minds. It’s been unprosecuted,” Kading said of Tupac’s murder.

The former cop also explained that he previously interviewed and questioned Keefe D between 2008 and 2009 about Tupac’s murder and possible information on Biggie Smalls’ killing.

He believed the case gained considerable momentum after Keefe D was so public with descriptions about what allegedly happened the night the rap icon was killed.

“It’s those events that have given Las Vegas the ammunition and the leverage to move forward,” Kading said of what’s detailed in Compton Street Legend.

“Prior to Keefe D’s public declarations, the cases were unprosecutable as they stood.”

Kading added: “He put himself squarely in the middle of the conspiracy.”

“[Keefe D] had acquired the gun, he had given the gun to the shooter, and he had been present in the vehicle when they hunted down and located both Tupac and Suge.”

This exact moment was written about in Davis’ memoir, in which he detailed how he secured the gun as revenge for Tupac beating up his nephew after a Mike Tyson fight in the MGM Grand earlier that night.

In the confessional passage, he described how he threw the Glock pistol in the back of a Cadillac, where his nephew Anderson and another gangster sat.

After encountering the rapper by chance, Davis revealed that shots were fired from behind him into Suge and Tupac‘s vehicle as they were driving along the Strip.

Back in May, The U.S. Sun sent Las Vegas police a link to a new YouTube interview in which Keefe claimed that the fee for the assassination was $1million.

He revealed that the fee was paid by a famous hip-hop star to a gang member named Eric Von Zip.

Zip was supposed to pay the killer, but took it for himself, according to Keefe’s claims on the Vlad TV channel.

The U.S. Sun went to cops after being contacted by various sources who were frustrated that investigators appeared to be ignoring evidence from Keefe.

Kading said he thinks Keefe D could face a first-degree murder charge if the killing is determined as premeditated.

“It’s a concerted effort of conspirators,” he said following the arrest. All the other direct conspirators or participants are all dead. Keefe D is the last man standing among the individuals that conspired to kill Tupac.

Orlando Anderson grave. Image Source: Findagrave
Orlando Anderson grave. Image Source: Findagrave

How did Orlando Anderson die?

On May 29, 1998, Anderson spotted two members of the Corner Poccet gang named Michael Stone and Jerry Stone at a car wash in Compton, and pulled over to confront them. Tempers quickly rose, and a shootout occurred with all three men being hit.

Anderson was taken to Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital in Willowbrook, California, but was pronounced dead from a gunshot wound to the chest shortly after.  Jerry and Michael Stone also died. Michael Reed Dorrough was the only person to survive, and he was subsequently charged and convicted for all three homicides.

Detective Brennan later stated Anderson’s murder was due to a disagreement over drug money with a rival gang and was not related to the Shakur case.