1. Chris Carroll, a retired Las Vegas Police Department sergeant, was the first officer on scene following the drive-by shooting of Tupac Shakur on Sept. 7, 1996.
2. Shakur would die six days later from his injuries, but before he slipped into a coma, Carroll was holding the gravely wounded hip-hop star as he uttered his last words. Now, 18 years later, Carroll reveals those words for the first time.
3. Carroll recounted the dramatic moment to Vegas Seven:
He went from fighting to “I can’t do it.” And when he made that transition, he looked at me, and he’s looking right in my eyes. And that’s when I looked at him and said one more time, “Who shot you?”
He looked at me and he took a breath to get the words out, and he opened his mouth, and I thought I was actually going to get some cooperation. And then the words came out:
After that, he started gurgling and slipping out of consciousness. At that point, an ambulance showed up, and he went into unconsciousness … Tupac never came out of it, and he never said anything at the hospital. There was nothing else.
CORRECTION: Tupac Shakur died six days after being shot. An earlier version of this article misstated the number of days. (5/23/14)