WI Online Editor
Authorities might be closer to solving the murder of Tupac Shakur after a man who is already in jail confessed recently to robbing and shooting the rapper.
Shakur, who died in 1996 of gunshot wounds in a separate shooting, would have celebrated his 40th birthday on June 17.
According to reports, Dexter Isaac, who is serving a prison sentence for murder and robbery and other offenses, said he shot Shakur during a 1994 attempted hit and robbery at Quad Studios in Manhattan. He added that to prove the robbery, he still has the jewelry that was taken.
Isaac said in a statement posted on AllHipHop.com, that he was paid $2,500 to carry out the robbery and was allowed to keep all the jewelry he stole except for a ring. The 46-year-old felon also claimed that James Rosemond – a talent agent who goes by the professional name of Jimmy Henchman -- put him up to the crime.
Rosemond, who lists singers Brandy and Akon among his roster of star clientele, is currently on the run from federal authorities on drug charges, according to Starpulse.com
Starpulse.com also reports that Rosemond and Isaac were both friends and associates of hip-hop mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs and the late rapper, Biggie Smalls.
In a statement Isaac reportedly wrote from the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, he apologized for his near -fatal attack on Shakur.
"I want to apologize to his family and for the mistake I did for that sucker [Jimmy Henchman]," Isaac was quoted as saying.