The Los Angeles Police Department has formally apologized to Notorious B.I.G.’s family for releasing his autopsy results last week without informing them first.
Detectives had intended to inform the family, but the report was released prematurely “due to an administrative error,” according to the Associated Press.
As we previously reported, the autopsy report revealed that Biggie had been shot a total of four times. The fatal bullet entered Biggie’s body through his right hip and tore through several vital organs before coming to rest in his left shoulder area. The bullet perforated his colon, liver, heart and the upper lobe of his left lung.
“Our detectives personally spoke with the Wallace family (Friday) night, and apologized for not notifying them prior to the release” said Capt. Billy Hayes, who heads LAPD’s Robbery-Homicide Division, which is investigating the killing. “Obviously this has been a challenging case for us to solve. We hope that witnesses or other people with information will come forward and give us the clues we need to solve this case.”
Biggie was killed on March 9, 1997 in Los Angeles during a drive-by shooting. He was 24-year old. No arrests have ever been made in the case.