Is This The Man Who Killed The Notorious B.I.G?
Today, 15 years ago, Hip-Hop took its biggest loss to date when The Notorious B.I.G. was gunned down in California. Since then, theories of who gunned down Christopher Wallace has ranged from rival rappers, gang members, the Nation of Islam, police officers, and more; but Greg Kading believes he knows exactly who killed Biggie Smalls.
Why should anyone believe him, you ask? Well, Greg Kading is a retired L.A.P.D. detective, he was in charge of the special task force that investigated Christopher Wallace’s murder. In an interview with Rob Kenner of Complex, he spoke on his upcoming book Murder Rap: The Untold Story of the Biggie Smalls & Tupac Shakur Murder Investigations. The man pictured above is who Kading, and according to him most of the L.A.P.D., believe killed Christopher Wallace. Wardell Fouse a.k.a Darnell Bolton a.k.a. “Poochie,” now deceased, is believed to be the man who killed Biggie fifteen years ago today for $13,000 of Suge Knight’s money.
“Wardell ‘Poochie’ Fouse was paid to kill Biggie,” Kading told Complex. “At the time, he was a 36-year old member of the Mob Piru Bloods. According to several Death Row insiders and FBI informants, Poochie was a down-for-the-cause, hardcore gang member. Confidential sources from the Death Row entourage, the Mob Pirus, and [Suge’s girlfriend, identified in Kading’s book by the alias “Theresa Swann”], said Poochie had done shootings for Suge in the past. Reggie Wright Jr.—who was the head of Death Row security—said Suge and Poochie’s relationship was different than other members of the gang. They had a very secretive and exclusive relationship.
“[Suge’s girlfriend] and Poochie agreed to terms. He received two payments, one for $9000 and one for $4000. Poochie lay in wait outside the Petersen Automotive Museum. As soon as he became aware of where Biggie was sitting in his car, he drove up and he shot him.”
For more on this explosive story, head over to Complex.com
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