Duane Keith "Keefe D" Davis is an American member of the California-based gang known as the South Side Compton Crips.

Nearly three decades after being gunned down near the Las Vegas Strip, police announced they arrested Duane "Keffe D" Davis Friday in connection to the fatal drive-by shooting of Tupac Shakur.

The late American rapper, one of the most prolific figures in hip-hop music, died Sept. 13, 1996. He was 25.

Davis, the uncle of a person of interest long-linked to the 27-year-old investigation, was taken into custody Friday morning,

And charged with murder in Shakur's killing, police said at a Friday press conference. 

Here's what to know about Duane "Keffe D" Davis, who stands accused of killing the rapper − considered one of the most successful and influential artists of his time.

Shakur was fatally wounded in a drive-by shooting near Las Vegas Boulevard the evening of Sept. 7, 1996.

He was in a BMW driven by Death Row Records founder Marion “Suge” Knight in a convoy of about 10 cars. 

They were waiting at a red light when a white Cadillac pulled up next to them and gunfire erupted.