Christopher ‘The Notorious B.I.G.’ Wallace was fatally shot in 1997, an event that remains one of the greatest tragedies in contemporary music.
Information about the Brooklyn rapper’s death has long been unfortunately scanty, and the murder remains unsolved. More details emerged at the tail-end of last week when the rapper’s autopsy report was finally released, fifteen years after the fact. According to the 23-page report (released on TMZ), Wallace was shot four times, with the fourth bullet proving fatal.
As HipHopDX note, the Los Angeles Police Department have now issued an apology to Wallace’s family for failing to give them advance notice of the release. The oversight was reportedly “due to an administrative error”. The family were not pleased, with their attorney accusing the police of being ineffectual: “What legitimate lead could be stimulated by releasing an autopsy that says ‘Mr. Wallace was shot,’ when everyone knows that? Why don’t they release some of the clues they have?”
The LAPD’s statement reads: “Our detectives personally spoke with the Wallace family last night, and apologized for not notifying them prior to the release. Obviously this has been a challenging case for us to solve. We hope that witnesses or other people with information will come forward and give us the clues we need to solve this case.”