Several new leads are being investigated…Notorious B.I.G.'s death has been reopened.
A police source told CNN that the 13-year-old case was “reinvigorated” several months ago after new details on the murder came to light. A task force made up of Los Angeles Police Department detectives and FBI officers are looking at several new leads, the source confirmed.
Biggie Smalls’ mother’s lawyer said the family were "greatly pleased with any advancement" in the unsolved case. "Their number one concern has always been the resolution of the criminal investigation," he said.
A lawsuit filed by Biggie’s family in 2002 has been put on hold at the request of the LAPD, after they feared it would interfere with their new enquires.
The Hypnotize rapper was shot and killed while being driven away from a music industry party in Los Angeles in March 1997. No arrests were made but it’s thought the murder was due to the East Coast/West Coast rap feud and payback for Tupac’s murder six months earlier. Tupac was killed when a gunman opened fire on a car being driven by Death Row Records boss Suge Knight in Las Vegas in September 1996.