Almost fourteen years after his death, the LAPD has reopened Biggie Smalls’ murder case after new information about the case surfaced at the end of last year. Biggie, born Christopher Wallace and also known as the Notorious B.I.G, was shot down in Los Angeles on March 9, 1997. His killer has yet to be found and the case had gone cold until this year.
Although reports about the case reopening have been all over the news, LAPD refuses to divulge the information that has caused them to revisit the nearly 14-year-old case.
New leads have not resulted in new theories behind the killing of Biggie Smalls so far. Fans are still questioning whether or not he was killed as retaliation for Tupac Shakur’s death six months earlier. Some believe Suge Knight was involved in both murders. Some even accuse the LAPD of covering for Biggie’s murderer. With so many theories being thrown around and new information reopening the case, could this result in something bigger? Will this new information finally help put Biggie Smalls to rest and close his case?
Fans all hope that LAPD is doing their best to get this case right the second time around and bring justice to one of the greatest legends in hip-hop history.
To read more about Biggie’s case, check out Rolling Stone’s special report: “The Unsolved Mystery of the Notorious B.I.G.“Tags: Biggie Smalls, Christopher Wallace, LAPD, March 9 1997, murder case, Notorious B.I.G.