Brian Pettibone (25) A.K.A. “Tupac” has been charge with 73 counts of felony murder. Pettibone claims to be the reincarnation of rap legend Tupac Shakur. Mr. Pettibone was born hours after Tupac died. His parents were great fans of the late rapper and would always tell their son how he and Tupac “must have a connection” since one of them left the world and the other came into it on the same day.
Fast forward to present day and Brian Pettibone is a meth addicted burn out on the streets of Los Angeles. His reality blurs with fiction and somewhere towards the end of 2021 Brian began to believe he was in fact the reincarnation of Tupac Shakur. He tried to emulate Tupac in every way including getting similar tattoos and learning how to rap. One thing he didn’t account for was how everyone would respond to his revelation.
Word started to spread throughout Los Angeles’s Skid Row and beyond that there was this crazy white boy pretending like he’s the second coming of Tupac. Confronted by gang members, Brian was told to stop this act or “be dealt with”. He took that as a threat and formulated a plan to wipe out all the gang members.
On the eve of January 28th Brian Pettibone walked into South Central Los Angeles at 1:30 a.m. Shirtless and carrying an Ak-47, he approached a large congregation of men and opened fire yelling “Westside Till I Die Motherfuckers!”. Within minutes 73 gang members had been slaughtered. Authorities arrived shortly after the final shot rang out and Mr. Pettibone was placed into custody.
Brian Pettibone is being held at an undisclosed location for his safety and the safety of others. He has been charged with 73 counts of intentional homicide and faces life sentences for each of the 73 charges.