A man has admitted to shooting rap star Tupac Shakur in 1994 after allegedly being paid $2,500 dollars by James ‘Jimmy Henchman’ Rosemond inside Manhattan’s Quad Studios in November of 1994.
Dexter Isaac, a former friend of Rosemond, is an inmate currently serving life in prison for murder, robbery and other offenses.
Isaac came forward Wednesday (June 15) with the information on the eve of what would be Tupac’s 40th birthday. (Read his statement here.)
He confessed to his involvement in the November 30th, 1994 shooting of Tupac Shakur, after Jimmy Henchman identified him in a statement, relating to Henchman’s indictment for dealing numerous kilos of cocaine.
“I want to apologize to his family [Tupac Shakur] and for the mistake I did for that sucker [Jimmy Henchman],” Dexter Isaac said from prison. “I am trying to clean it up to give [Tupac and Biggie's] mothers some closure.”
Henchman, who is currently on the run from Federal officials, claimed that Dexter Isaac, along with other incarcerated inmates were cooperating with the government in an investigation of his alleged drug dealing activities.
“If the government is relying on informants like Winston “Winnie” Harris, a convicted drug dealer and Jamaican deportee, who came to me and motioned via hand signal that he was forced to wear a wire and begged me to skip town or Dexter Isaac who is serving life in prison plus 30 years, then I’m sure I will not be offered a fair trial,” Henchman said in May of 2011.
Read Isaac’s apology to the mothers of Shakur and Notorious B.I.G.!
What do you think of Isaac’s confession?