Felon Admits He Shot Tupac in 1994 Assault

It happened two years before rapper's murder
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 15, 2011 7:29 PM CDT
Tupac Shakur: Felon Dexter Isaac Admits He Shot and Robbed Rapper in 1994
A 1993 file photo originally released by Columbia Pictures of Tupac Shakur in a scene from "Poetic Justice."   (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures)

(Newser) – Tupac Shakur would have turned 40 tomorrow, and his 1996 murder remains unsolved. But a felon serving a life sentence is claiming to clear up the 1994 assault of the rapper: Dexter Isaac tells AllHipHop that he robbed and shot Shakur in Manhattan after being hired to do so by hip-hop manager (and now alleged cocaine trafficker) James "Jimmy Henchman" Rosemond. The 1994 shooting set off a convoluted chain of events believed to have culminated not only in Shakur's murder two years later, but the murder of rival Christopher "Notorious BIG" Wallace a year after that. Wallace's killing remains unsolved, too.

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Isaac's full statement also implicates Sean "Puffy" Combs, without specifics. "Now I'm not going to talk about my friend Biggie's death or 2Pac's death, but I would like to give their mothers some closure," writes Isaac. "It's about time that some one did, and I will do so at a different time. Jimmy, you and Puffy like to come off all innocent-like, but as the saying goes: You can fool some of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time." He posed this to Rosemond: "Are you going to flip on Puffy when the feds get you? ... Because that's what a rat does. So in closing, we shall see who the rat is, in the near future." Click for more. (Read more Tupac Shakur stories.)

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