'Tupac Shakur' arrested in Tennessee on meth, assault charges

ByABC7.com staff via KABC logo
Monday, October 21, 2019
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A man who shares the same name and middle initial as the late rapper Tupac Shakur was arrested in Tennessee on methamphetamine and assault charges.

Tupac Shakur is appearing in a Tennessee court this week.

A man sharing the same name as the late rapper was arrested for drug possession and for pulling a knife on police.

Suspect Tupac A. Shakur also shares the same middle initial as the rapper. Police allege the 40-year-old was in possession of methamphetamine and reached for a knife when officers confronted him.

Tupac Shakur the rapper was killed in a drive-by shooting in 1996 in Las Vegas at age 25.