by Akan Ido
A police officer at the scene of the drive by shooting of cntroversial rapper Tupac Shakur has given some insight into the last minutes of his life.
Chris Carroll, who was on a bike patrol said he was one of the first people who got to the rapper after he was shot on the night of September 7, 1996. He said the rapper went from yelling at his associate Suge Knight to saying “I can’t do it.”
The policeman told Vegas Seven that Tupac later said ‘F*** you’ to him just before falling out of consciousness forever.
Read the Daily Mail report below:
Carroll had pulled Tupac from the passenger seat of the car after he was shot several times in a drive-by.
The officer recalled that he had asked the 25-year-old who shot him several times, but Tupac wouldn’t answer and instead was apparently yelling at Suge Knight.
‘He went from fighting to “I can’t do it.”,’ Carroll said. ‘And when he made that transition, he looked at me, and he’s looking right in my eyes.
‘And that’s when I looked at him and said one more time, “Who shot you?”
‘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*** you.’”
Carroll added: ‘After that, he started gurgling and slipping out of consciousness. At that point, an ambulance showed up, and he went into unconsciousness.’
Tupac was then taken to hospital and put on life support and then under a barbiturate-induced coma.
He died of internal bleeding on September 13 and doctors tried to revive him until his mother Afeni decided to tell them to stop.
A new musical inspired by the life and work of the hip hop star, titled Holler If Ya Hear Me, will open in New York next month.