The murder of Notorious B.I.G remains a mystery and unsolved, but a lot of new details about his death have now emerged. The Los Angeles County Department of Coroner has released the 23-page autopsy report detailing how the platinum-selling rapper from the bad streets of Brooklyn died when he was gunned down outside the Peterson Automotive Museum on Wilshire Boulevard at about 12:30 a.m. on March 9, 1997.
Biggie, real name Christopher Wallace, suffered nonfatal gunshot wounds to the left forearm, back and upper left thigh, while the bullet that killed him tore through his right hip and perforated his colon, liver, heart and left lung.He was pronounced dead at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center at 1:15 a.m. after attempts at resuscitation failed.
Investigators determined that the bullets that pierced Wallace's body had first gone through the door of the SUV in whose passenger seat he was sitting. Where the medical form asks, "How did injury occur?" it reads, "Shot by assailant(s)." Deputy medical examiner Dr. Lisa Scheinin noted that they were unable to determine the sequence in which the bullets hit him.
The report notes B.I.G.'s identifying marks, includimg a tattoo of Psalm 27 in its entirety on his right forearm and several old surgery scars.
The 24-year-old rap legend was also not high on the night he was killed. His toxocology screen came back negative for alcohol and drugs, including cocaine, hallucinogens, morphine and methamphetamines.
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