Episode 0: Prelude

copyright Lena Nozizwe 2021

Twenty-five years ago Brent Becker was a homicide detective with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Lena Nozizwe was an on-air correspondent and producer with a prime-time crime show. Their paths crossed after Tupac Shakur was shot on September 7. 1996, on his way to perform at a benefit concert. Twenty-five years later “Lena Nozizwe Reporting: Tupac’s Murder Was His Case” examines the investigation. This episode provides a preview of the limited series podcast. Nothing is off the table. If you have any questions or tips use the hashtag #tupacmurderpodcast on Instagram or Twitter. Or use the contact form.


Lena Nozizwe: Creator, Host, Writer, Producer, Composer, Artist

Jen Nathan Orris: Audio Producer, Sound Consultant

Lowell t. Siwundhla: Creative Consultant Emeritus

Clive Kennedy: Announcer Special Thanks: Anabel Vidrio, Jo Mayer

Brent Becker (L) 1976, Haltern, West Germany.
Brent Becker, Tempe Police Department
Screenshot of now-retired Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department homicide Detective Brent Becker in 1996 showing Lena Nozizwe the crime scene where Tupac Shakur was shot.
Brent Becker, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department