The report reveals that three of the four shots which struck the rapper were not fatal
The autopsy report of rapper Notorious BIG has been revealed, 15 years after he was shot and killed.
The rapper, real name Christopher Wallace, was murdered in a drive by shooting in Los Angeles on March 9, 1997.
The 24 year old rapper was shot four times whilst sat in the passenger seat of a Chevy Suburban on Wilshire Blvd.
The report, via TMZ, states that the first three of the four shots were not fatal.
It says that the fatal bullet was gunshot number four, “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.” The bullet went through his colon, liver, heart and left lung.
The first gunshot hit Biggie in the left forearm, whilst the second struck him in the back and missed all vital organs and the third entered and exited through his left thigh. All of the gunshots went through the car door before hitting Wallace.
The coroner wrote that Wallace was “morbidly obese” and a toxicology test showed that he had no traces of drugs or alcohol in his system at the time of his death.
Last year detectives in Los Angeles re-opened his murder investigation. According to CNN the murder case, which has never been solved, was “reinvigorated” by the release of new information.
In the years since Wallace’s death, there has been intense speculation that the murder was an act of revenge for the death of Tupac Shakur, who was killed six months earlier in Las Vegas. His murder case has also never been solved.
Wallace was born on May 21, 1972 and grew up in Brooklyn. He released his debut album ‘Ready To Die’ in 1994 after coming to the attention of Sean Combs, aka P Diddy, and married singer Faith Evans in 1995.