In the affidavit, the informant is also said to have told
Compton police he heard Travon Lane at Club 662 declaring
that the shooter was the same man who'd been in the melee at
the MGM Grand and that the shooter was "Keefee D's
nephew." According to police, Orlando Anderson is the
nephew of the man known by Compton police to be Keefee D.
Both are reputed to be Southside Crips.
Back in Compton on September 9th, the day according to the
affidavit that another informant noticed a late-model white
Cadillac being driven into a local auto shop by Orlando
Anderson's cousin -- three separate Blood sects convened at
Lueders Park. The topic of discussion, according to the
affidavit? The need to retaliate against the Southside Crips
for the attack on Tupac Shakur. Compton police were told by
their informant that five sites for drive-by shootings were
chosen. Three potential targets were singled out.
At 2:58 that afternoon at a location on East Alondra, one
such man -- whose name was mentioned to Las Vegas police as
someone who might have been riding in the white Cadillac --
was shot in the back. The war was on.
Two days later at 9:05 on the morning of September 11th,
Southside Crip Bobby Finch was gunned down on South Mayo. The
next day, Vegas police told Compton cops that they'd received
calls that Finch had been riding in the white Cadillac. By
early morning on the 14th, five more people had been shot in
what Compton police regarded as related assaults. Meanwhile,
three Bloods were fired on and wounded in two separate
shootings. On September 13th, the day Tupac Shakur died, two
more Bloods were shot and killed by an assailant who fled on
As the gang war raged, police in Compton and Las Vegas
continued to receive unsubstantiated tips that "Keefee
D's nephew" or " Baby Lane" -- aliases for
Orlando Anderson -- had shot Tupac Shakur. On the 13th, the
affidavit says, one reputed member of the Bloods identified
the man who'd shot him in Compton two days earlier as Orlando
Anderson. On the 20th, an eyewitness fingered Anderson as the
triggerman in an April 1996 homicide. Around that same time,
the affidavit states, an informant told one police officer
that Anderson had been spotted with a .40 caliber Glock
handgun -- a potentially significant tip, since it hadn't yet
been revealed publicly that a .40 caliber Glock had been used
in the attack on Shakur.
On October 2nd, as part of a gang sweep, Compton police
arrested Anderson in connection with that April 1996
homicide, but the District Attorney's office declined to
press charges and asked police to gather more evidence.
Compton police told MTV News that Anderson remains the prime
suspect in the April 1996 homicide, and charges are expected
to be formally filed imminently. As for Anderson's attorney,
he declined to comment on this or any other allegations
contained in the affidavit. And says that he has not been
informed that his client remains the prime suspect in that
April 1996 homicide. He has previously denied that Anderson
was in any way involved with the killing of Shakur.
While testifying under oath in Suge Knight's probation
hearing, Orlando Anderson invoked the Fifth Amendment when
asked if he was a member of the Crips and denied that Knight
had assaulted him. Vegas police questioned Anderson briefly
in October after which one Vegas cop was quoted as saying
that Anderson was not a suspect in Shakur's murder. Four
months later, Vegas Sgt. Kevin Manning told the Los Angeles
Times that Anderson was indeed a suspect in Shakur's killing,
but that the department lacks hard evidence against him.
Vegas police say that since the night of the shooting they
have not been able to speak to Travon Lane -- who the
affidavit asserts was involved with the scuffle with Anderson
at the Lakewood Mall, who pointed Anderson out to Shakur at
the MGM Grand and was heard at Club 662 hours after the
shooting IDing Anderson as the shooter. Efforts by MTV News
to talk with Travon Lane were unsuccessful.