Local, Federal Task Force Formed To Pursue Leads Related To B.I.G's Murder
The 13-year-old investigation into the murder of rapper Christopher "Notorious B.I.G." Wallace has gained traction in recent months, as new leads are being pursued in an attempt to finally solve the case.
Sources told CNN's Anderson Cooper that a new task force of local and federal law enforcement agencies are pursuing leads related to the March 9th, 1997 slaying of Biggie outside of the Petersen Automotive Museum in downtown Los Angeles.
Police claim a lone gunman in a Chevy Impala rolled up next to a Chevy Suburban carrying B.I.G. and members of his entourage.
He was killed on the spot when the unknown gunman sprayed the passenger side with bullets in a scene eerily reminiscent of the slaying of Tupac Shakur six months earlier, on September 7th 1996, on the Las Vegas Strip.
Russell Poole, a retired LAPD officer who investigated the murders and wrote a book titled LAbyrinth: A Detective Investigates the Murders of Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G., the Implication of Death Row Records' Suge Knight, and the Origins of the Los Angeles Police Scandal, is sticking to the theory that Death Row Records boss Marion "Suge" Knight ordered the hit while he sat in jail on a probation violation.
According to Poole's theory, disgraced, former LAPD officer David Mack allegedly helped set up the murders, while one of Mack's friends, Amir Muhammad (a.k.a. Harry Billups), was the actual triggerman.
Mack, who is a member of the Bloods street gang, was released from prison in May of 2010, after serving 14 years for his role in a $700,000 bank robbery while he was a police officer.
The investigation into Tupac Shakur's murder in Las Vegas, is ongoing as well.