FBI Reveals Documents In Biggie Smalls Death Probe

Suspect Sketch

Composite sketch of the suspect in the Christopher Wallace shooting.

View the documents in the FBI’s Vault, a new website for records never before released to the public. Via CNN:

The 1997 murder of Christopher Wallace, the rapper also known as The Notorious B.I.G. and Biggie Smalls, remains an unsolved crime despite Los Angeles police and FBI investigations that lasted for years.

The FBI, which joined the case five years after the shooting, opened up its files this week by publishing hundreds of pages of investigation reports and notes from its probe on the agencies website.

Readers get a behind-the-scenes look at the FBI and LAPD’s work, but the documents are heavily redacted, hiding the names of sources, investigators and suspects.

The drive-by shooting, in front of dozens of witnesses who were leaving a music industry party in Los Angeles on March 9, 1997, spurred several conspiracy theories, but no arrests.

Smalls, 24, was killed six months after his former friend and rap rival Tupac Shakur was gunned down on a Las Vegas street, causing suspicion that both shootings were part of an “East Coast versus West Coast” hip hop war. Shakur recorded for Marion “Suge” Knight’s Los Angeles-based Death Row Records, while Smalls was signed with New York-based Bad Boy Entertainment, founded by Sean “Puffy” Combs.

The FBI opened its case in December 2002 because of “multiple source information” that Smalls was killed “in retaliation for the murder of Tupac Shakur” and that a rogue LAPD officer was involved, an FBI report said. The FBI’s case was closed in January 2005 when the U.S. Attorney in Los Angeles decided there was enough evidence for indictments in the case, according to one letter in the files.

For more information, see the FBI documents here or see original CNN article.

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64 Responses to FBI Reveals Documents In Biggie Smalls Death Probe

  1. Steve April 17, 2011 at 2:33 am #

    Boo hoo, who cares? So what he was musically inclined. He was a criminal misogynist douche. May he rest in hell.

  2. Steve April 16, 2011 at 10:33 pm #

    Boo hoo, who cares? So what he was musically inclined. He was a criminal misogynist douche. May he rest in hell.

    • jackme April 16, 2011 at 10:57 pm #

      I’m sure his family cares.

      • Andrew April 16, 2011 at 11:31 pm #

        Hitler’s family cared.

        • Frankrizzo April 16, 2011 at 11:41 pm #

          LOL

        • jackme April 16, 2011 at 11:57 pm #

          You’re comparing Biggie with Hitler?

          • FrankRizzo April 17, 2011 at 12:05 am #

            Why not….women are people too…

          • Andrew April 17, 2011 at 9:24 am #

            Hitler was a person too.

    • Asdf April 16, 2011 at 11:19 pm #

      Yeah! Morality is this black and white. Thanks Steve!

      • Steve April 16, 2011 at 11:43 pm #

        Hey, it may not be black and white all they way through but some parts are real clear. He was a mysognist douche and anyone who hates women in 21st century and propagates their abuse or “pimping them” should be dead. Its my opinion, if you don’t like it oh well.

  3. jackme April 17, 2011 at 2:57 am #

    I’m sure his family cares.

  4. VoxMagi April 17, 2011 at 3:15 am #

    Check that sketch…holy crap!!! He was killed by Arsenio Hall !!!

  5. VoxMagi April 16, 2011 at 11:15 pm #

    Check that sketch…holy crap!!! He was killed by Arsenio Hall !!!

  6. Asdf April 17, 2011 at 3:19 am #

    Yeah! Morality is this black and white. Thanks Steve!

  7. Andrew April 17, 2011 at 3:31 am #

    Hitler’s family cared.

  8. Frankrizzo April 17, 2011 at 3:41 am #

    LOL

  9. Steve April 17, 2011 at 3:43 am #

    Hey, it may not be black and white all they way through but some parts are real clear. He was a mysognist douche and anyone who hates women in 21st century and propagates their abuse or “pimping them” should be dead. Its my opinion, if you don’t like it oh well.

  10. jackme April 17, 2011 at 3:57 am #

    You’re comparing Biggie with Hitler?

  11. FrankRizzo April 17, 2011 at 4:05 am #

    Why not….women are people too…

  12. Asdf April 17, 2011 at 4:31 am #

    Sometimes disinfo.com comments section is such a massive fail. This is one of those times.

  13. Asdf April 17, 2011 at 12:31 am #

    Sometimes disinfo.com comments section is such a massive fail. This is one of those times.

    • FrankRizzo April 17, 2011 at 12:32 am #

      Wahhhh your not getting your way so its a fail. Cry harder baby..cry…

      • Asdf April 17, 2011 at 5:09 am #

        erm, ok

  14. FrankRizzo April 17, 2011 at 4:32 am #

    Wahhhh your not getting your way so its a fail. Cry harder baby..cry…

  15. Asdf April 17, 2011 at 9:09 am #

    erm, ok

  16. Bud Bundy April 17, 2011 at 9:54 am #

    Actually… He wasn’t a criminal. Nice try trying to pin the tail on the nigger, though. He talked tough but was actually a product of the lower middle class.

    Yeah I know, he got rich off claiming to be something he wasn’t. Get back to me when you find somebody who hasn’t done that.

  17. Bud Bundy April 17, 2011 at 5:54 am #

    Actually… He wasn’t a criminal. Nice try trying to pin the tail on the nigger, though. He talked tough but was actually a product of the lower middle class.

    Yeah I know, he got rich off claiming to be something he wasn’t. Get back to me when you find somebody who hasn’t done that.

    • Suzy April 17, 2011 at 7:13 pm #

      Misogynist… re-direct towards the fact he wasn’t a drug dealer super thug to keep us from talking about what he and rap (and black culture) do to degrade women.

      • Hadrian999 April 17, 2011 at 8:21 pm #

        so are you arguing that killing black people is justified, or just people you disagree with?

        • FrankRizzo April 17, 2011 at 10:23 pm #

          hating black men is wrong, but hating women of all races is ok? Women are still the nigger of the world to you..

          • Hadrian999 April 17, 2011 at 11:01 pm #

            hating someone isn’t a capital offense

          • Frankrizzo April 18, 2011 at 11:15 am #

            No its not but your one sided defense is complete crap. Its obvious you think one group of people is worth more than another. No one deserves to be defended while they attack others rights. He wanted women to be slaves like his ancestors were. Im glad hes dead.

          • Tuna Ghost April 18, 2011 at 12:59 pm #

            I notice you avoided the question of whether or not his murder was justified. I’m sure it was accidental, and that you will not return with some snippy reply about it not being worth your time or something similar.

          • Hadrian999 April 18, 2011 at 7:14 pm #

            he is a bad guy, I personally can’t stand him and pimps in general hold a special place in my darkest thoughts but that in no way means his murder should be condoned, if we live in a nation governed by law everyone deserves the full protection of the law, not just those we like.

          • Bud Bundy April 19, 2011 at 3:50 am #

            lolwut

  18. Andrew April 17, 2011 at 1:24 pm #

    Hitler was a person too.

  19. Wren April 17, 2011 at 10:51 am #

    the sketch looks like that douchey concierge guy that puff used to have following him around everywhere.

  20. Wren April 17, 2011 at 2:51 pm #

    the sketch looks like that douchey concierge guy that puff used to have following him around everywhere.

  21. Yeahguy April 17, 2011 at 11:23 am #

    Thats Fonzworth BentLey!

    • MrPINKi April 18, 2011 at 4:37 pm #

      Thats what I thought too, it was an inside job. Then he flew off like Mary Poppins with his umbrella.

  22. Yeahguy April 17, 2011 at 3:23 pm #

    Thats Fonzworth BentLey!

  23. Suzy April 17, 2011 at 11:13 pm #

    Misogynist… re-direct towards the fact he wasn’t a drug dealer super thug to keep us from talking about what he and rap (and black culture) do to degrade women.

  24. Hadrian999 April 18, 2011 at 12:21 am #

    so are you arguing that killing black people is justified, or just people you disagree with?

  25. FrankRizzo April 18, 2011 at 2:23 am #

    hating black men is wrong, but hating women of all races is ok? Women are still the nigger of the world to you..

  26. Hadrian999 April 18, 2011 at 3:01 am #

    hating someone isn’t a capital offense

  27. Anonymous April 18, 2011 at 12:04 pm #

    Arsenio Hall Lool. The think with cases like these is that they “might” find the killer but mostly it’s a case of “too little too late”. Take example the famous Double Initials murderer who has just been caught NOW after 40 years of investigations and guess how old the guy is. That’s right, he’s 77. Why would he care he’s being put in jail at his age. The guy basically got away with it and he’ll die of natural causes in prison after a few years. Of course, the private investigators n.y. did their job and solved the case…but the criminal himself lived a long life without any repercussion from the law. That looks to be the same situation here with Chris Wallace.

  28. PaulJenkins33 April 18, 2011 at 8:04 am #

    Arsenio Hall Lool. The think with cases like these is that they “might” find the killer but mostly it’s a case of “too little too late”. Take example the famous Double Initials murderer who has just been caught NOW after 40 years of investigations and guess how old the guy is. That’s right, he’s 77. Why would he care he’s being put in jail at his age. The guy basically got away with it and he’ll die of natural causes in prison after a few years. Of course, the private investigators n.y. did their job and solved the case…but the criminal himself lived a long life without any repercussion from the law. That looks to be the same situation here with Chris Wallace.

    • anatomy September 8, 2011 at 11:42 am #

      You are dead right on this one PaulJenkins33.  I am not sure if we will ever be told the truth behind Biggie’s killers, or Tupac’s, and if we are told the truth, it will be something like the famous Double Initials murderer, at which point, the murderer(s) would have enjoyed a long life before having to be caught for the crime.  

  29. djfilthyd April 18, 2011 at 12:47 pm #

    just another dead rapper/thug,i wouldnt expect anything else

  30. djfilthyd April 18, 2011 at 8:47 am #

    just another dead rapper/thug,i wouldnt expect anything else

  31. Frankrizzo April 18, 2011 at 3:15 pm #

    No its not but your one sided defense is complete crap. Its obvious you think one group of people is worth more than another. No one deserves to be defended while they attack others rights. He wanted women to be slaves like his ancestors were. Im glad hes dead.

  32. Tuna Ghost April 18, 2011 at 4:59 pm #

    I notice you avoided the question of whether or not his murder was justified. I’m sure it was accidental, and that you will not return with some snippy reply about it not being worth your time or something similar.

  33. MrPINKi April 18, 2011 at 8:28 pm #

    Judging from the schetch it looks like it was an inside job an
    P Diddy’s umbrella holder did the dirty deed. I knew it

  34. MrPINKi April 18, 2011 at 4:28 pm #

    Judging from the schetch it looks like it was an inside job an
    P Diddy’s umbrella holder did the dirty deed. I knew it

  35. MrPINKi April 18, 2011 at 8:37 pm #

    Thats what I thought too, it was an inside job. Then he flew off like Mary Poppins with his umbrella.

  36. MrPINKi April 18, 2011 at 8:39 pm #

    90′s hip hop was the shiz, too bad, hip hop today is crappola. I need some Gin and Juice and Im gonna call my crew, you goin call ur crew and we can rendezvous at the bar around 2.

  37. MrPINKi April 18, 2011 at 4:39 pm #

    90′s hip hop was the shiz, too bad, hip hop today is crappola. I need some Gin and Juice and Im gonna call my crew, you goin call ur crew and we can rendezvous at the bar around 2.

  38. Hadrian999 April 18, 2011 at 11:14 pm #

    he is a bad guy, I personally can’t stand him and pimps in general hold a special place in my darkest thoughts but that in no way means his murder should be condoned, if we live in a nation governed by law everyone deserves the full protection of the law, not just those we like.

  39. Bud Bundy April 19, 2011 at 7:50 am #

    lolwut

  40. Akunamatauta April 19, 2011 at 2:47 pm #

    tupac was very two sided and its easy to say he was a misogynist. most of his lyrics were written very much in the moment. he had a lot of fucked up songs yea, but he would try to redeem himself with “keep ya head up” and “better dayz” and if youve forgotten both of those songs had mad love for women yo. thats what i respected him most for, the songs that inspired you to be a better person. and maybe biggie didnt have any songs like that but he expressed only sympathy when he found out his rival was dead.

  41. Akunamatauta April 19, 2011 at 6:47 pm #

    tupac was very two sided and its easy to say he was a misogynist. most of his lyrics were written very much in the moment. he had a lot of fucked up songs yea, but he would try to redeem himself with “keep ya head up” and “better dayz” and if youve forgotten both of those songs had mad love for women yo. thats what i respected him most for, the songs that inspired you to be a better person. and maybe biggie didnt have any songs like that but he expressed only sympathy when he found out his rival was dead.

  42. Rafaela_rosado June 6, 2011 at 2:00 pm #

    ok if suge knights said” if you knew who killed 2pac would you tell the police” dont you think he did it or had any information or involved with the situation.

  43. Rafaela_rosado June 6, 2011 at 6:00 pm #

    ok if suge knights said” if you knew who killed 2pac would you tell the police” dont you think he did it or had any information or involved with the situation.

  44. anatomy September 8, 2011 at 3:42 pm #

    You are dead right on this one PaulJenkins33.  I am not sure if we will ever be told the truth behind Biggie’s killers, or Tupac’s, and if we are told the truth, it will be something like the famous Double Initials murderer, at which point, the murderer(s) would have enjoyed a long life before having to be caught for the crime.  

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