In October 2000, the Tupachans were gunned down in their home, their bodies strewn across the streets of Tupac City.
The gang, which included Tupac, Ice Cube and Biggie Smalls, was one of the most feared organizations in New York City.
In December of that year, Tupac’s younger brother, D’Angelo, committed suicide.
The group’s leader, D-2, was found dead of an apparent suicide.
The Tupac murders and subsequent investigation led to the arrests of D’angelo and D’Juan Robinson.
Robinson was arrested in June of 2001 and charged with murder.
The two were later released on bond, but later found dead in their Bronx home.
According to the New York Times, the murders had an “indelible” effect on the Tupas.
After D’Andre Robinson was released from prison in March 2002, Tupachan leaders said the group was disbanding.
They said that if D’Darrell Robinson and his brother D’Amato continued to be involved in the gang, the gang would “take a long time to disband.”
Tupac’s murder and subsequent indictment were the last straw for the Tupakas.
They were unable to get justice for their loved ones.
TUPAC’S SHOUTOUT: The gang’s leader was arrested and convicted in 2000.
He was sentenced to life in prison, but the New Jersey Court of Appeals overturned that decision in February of 2003, citing “negligent homicide.”
“In the case of D-3, I don’t believe he was involved in anything criminal,” a Tupac representative said of the man who allegedly killed the Tupapas.
“He was a good man, and I respect that.
He did the right thing, but I feel sorry for him.”