It's been fifteen years since The Notorious B.I.G. was murdered in Los Angeles. The case remains unsolved, but today his autopsy report was obtained by TMZ and made public for the first time.
Biggie, real name Christopher Wallace, was shot four times. He was hit in the chest, shoulder, leg, forearm and scr*tum.
According to the report only one of the shots proved fatal.
-- Gunshot #1 struck Wallace in the left forearm and traveled down to his wrist.
-- Gunshot #2 struck Wallace in the back, missed all vital organs, and exited through his left shoulder.
-- Gunshot #3 struck Wallace on his outer left thigh and exited through his inner left thigh.
The reports says .. after Gunshot #3 exited the thigh, "the projectile strikes the left side of the scr*tum, causing a very shallow, 3/8 inch linear laceration."
The fatal bullet was Gunshot #4 ... which entered Wallace's body through his right hip and ripped its way through several vital organs ... before coming to rest in his left shoulder area.
According to the report, the bullet perforated Wallace's colon, liver, heart and the upper lobe of his left lung.
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Damion "D-Roc" Butler, Lil' Cease and driver, Gregory "G-Money" Young were also in the vehicle, but none sustained any injuries. Diddy was riding in a Suburban ahead of Biggie and Bad Boy Records' director of security rode in a Chevy Blazer behind the two vehicles. Despite there being so many witnesses on the scene and numerous theories as to who killed the rap star the best the LAPD could come up with was a composite sketch of the killer.
The FBI got involved in the case in December 2002 because of "multiple source information" that Biggie was killed "in retaliation for the murder of Tupac Shakur" and that a rogue LAPD officer was involved according to an FBI report.
The FBI's case was closed in January 2005 when the U.S. Attorney in Los Angeles decided there wasn't enough evidence for indictments in the case. No arrests were made.
Biggie was 24-years old at the time of his death.