A former Las Vegas police officer named Chris Carroll was the first cop on the scene. He was on bike patrol that night, and when he got there, Tupac was still conscious . . . barely . . . so he asked him, repeatedly, who had shot him.
Carroll says, quote, “He looked at me, took a breath to get the words out, and he opened his mouth. I thought I was actually going to get some cooperation, and then the words came out: ‘[Eff] you.’
“After that, he started gurgling and slipping out of consciousness. At that point, an ambulance showed up, and he went into unconsciousness.” And that was it.
Carroll intentionally kept quiet about Tupac’s last words for 18 years. He says, quote, “I didn’t want people to say, ‘Even when the chips were down, his life on the line, he still . . . wouldn’t talk to the police.’ I didn’t want him to be a hero for that.”
So why is he talking now? He says, quote, “Enough time has passed, [and] well, he’s a martyr anyway, he’s viewed as a hero anyway. My story, at this point, isn’t going to change any of that.” (You can read the whole interview, here.)