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.
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.
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)