The murder of Christopher Wallace, better known as The Notorious B.I.G., remains one of the most mysterious unsolved homicides in American history. On March 9, 1997, the 24-year-old rapper was shot four times in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles, California. To this day, the perpetrator of the crime remains unknown.
The most widely accepted theory is that the shooting was a revenge killing for the murder of Tupac Shakur, another prominent rapper, which had occurred six months prior. The primary suspect in the case is Wardell “Poochie” Fouse, who was believed to have been the shooter. Fouse was killed in 2003 in an unrelated incident, and his death effectively closed the case.
However, there are many who believe that the murder was orchestrated by Suge Knight, the former CEO of Death Row Records. Knight was alleged to have hired Fouse to carry out the killing, though there is no hard evidence to support this claim. Knight has denied any involvement in the crime.
Another suspect in the case is Amir Muhammed a.k.a. Harry Billups, who was identified by former LAPD detective Russell Poole as the shooter. Billups has denied any involvement in the crime and has never been charged.
The case has been the subject of numerous books, documentaries, and even a feature film. Despite the intense public interest, the case remains unsolved. There have been no arrests and no suspects have been formally charged.
The LAPD has conducted numerous investigations into the murder, but the case remains unsolved. The LAPD has been criticized for its handling of the case, with some claiming that the department was more interested in protecting Suge Knight than in finding the killer.
The Notorious B.I.G.’s murder remains one of the most mysterious unsolved homicides in American history. The case has been the subject of intense public interest and speculation, but to this day, the perpetrator of the crime remains unknown. The LAPD has conducted numerous investigations into the case, but the case remains unsolved. There have been no arrests and no suspects have been formally charged. Until the perpetrator is brought to justice, the mystery of who shot The Notorious B.I.G. will remain unsolved.