The Las Vegas police officer who rushed to Tupac Shakur’s aid moments after the infamous shooting on September 7, 1996 is reportedly still being harassed 25 years later. According to The Sun, now-retired Las Vegas Metropolitan police officer Chris Carroll says he receives messages from around the world, accusing him of pulling the trigger and/or helping 2Pac escape the scene.
“Some are convinced I played some part in what happened – either in his passing or supposed escape,” Carroll told The Daily Star. “It is just comical to say I killed him.”
Carroll believes it’s tough for 2Pac fans to accept the fact he suffered such a tragic death.
“It is very difficult for people to believe somebody as iconic was the victim of a simple murder,” he explained. “Unfortunately, the most obvious scenario is what happened. When I got to him he was already pretty much passing away. He did not officially pass until later, but that was only thanks to the skill of the team who kept his heart beating and then life support machines.”