Retired FBI agent Phil Carson and film producer Don Sikorski claimed the dishonest involvement of Los Angeles cops into blocking the process of bringing the real culprits behind Biggie’s murder twenty-four years ago to justice.
On March 9, 1997, the death of legendary rapper Notorious B.I.G., also known as Biggie Smalls or Christopher Wallace, shocked the world. He was hit by multiple bullets when sitting in a car on the streets of Los Angeles.
More than two decades have rolled through since the tragic event, yet the facts surrounding his murder remained tangled, or as Carson alleged, were left forgotten.
Carson was the FBI agent who worked on Biggie’s case for two years and is now retired. Sikorski is a movie producer who made the ‘City of Lies’ that conveys the full story behind the rapper’s death.
Such content has not been confirmed by authorities and many would view it as a theory.
Likewise, talking to New York Post, Carson and Sikorski pointed to Death Row Records founder Marion “Suge” Knight, who orchestrated the shooting.
Knight is currently behind bars following the 28-year sentence due to a hit-and-run case committed in 2015 during the production of the movie “Straight Outta Compton.
Carson said he had evidence proving that the West Coast music mogul hired Amir Muhammad, a friend of Los Angeles cop David Mack to pull the trigger.
“All the evidence points to Amir Muhammad. He’s the one who pulled the trigger,” he said. “There were plenty of others who helped orchestrate it [and] allowed him to pull the trigger.”
Sikorski also gave the same remarks, adding that the case’s file reviewed the involvement of corrupt Los Angeles officials in hindering the investigation.
“When you read those [sealed] documents there is overwhelming evidence that paints for you exactly who did the murder and why [the LAPD] covered it up.”
According to the NewYorkPost, the files stated, “the City [of Los Angeles] attempted to block all discovery into who had been aware of the [internal investigation] and/or laid finger on it.”
The original motive of the murder was vengeance for the death of Death Row superstar Tupac Shakur, but Biggie was not the real target.
Carson said Knight aimed at Sean “Puffy” Combs who was in a vehicle in front of Biggie’s SUV on the night of the assault.
During the 1990s, the time that Notorious B.I.G. was making his name in the rap industry, a rivalry relationship between the East Coast-West Coast hip-hop ignited.
The feud circulated between Knight’s Los Angeles-based Death Row Records and Combs’ NYC-centered Bad Boy label. Combs heard of Biggie’s talent in 1992 and recruited the star.
“Suge was ticked off that his cash cow Tupac was murdered. Suge had an accountant that was part of Death Row Records who helped do the financial side of things to pay for the murders,” said Carson.
New York Post noted that the investigation into Notorious B.I.G’s murder indeed looked at Muhammad, but no charge was given despite witness testimony and financial traces that link him to the event.
So far, Biggie’s alleged killer is still leading a regular life outside justice’s reach, who is now a 61 years old real-estate broker and recognized by the name Harry Billups.
Carson, who back at the time could not voice the truth behind Biggie’s death due to Los Angeles officials’ power, now wants the case to be resolved.
“I knew one day I was going to tell the truth,” Carson told New York Post. “What I went through at the time from the LAPD was sheer hell.”
He and the filmmaker believe the evidence is adequate to finalize the case.
“We demand to know the status of the ongoing investigation as well as request that Acting US Attorney Tracy Wilkison of the Central District of California, and Assistant Director Kristi Koons Johnson of the FBI Los Angeles Field Office, open an investigation, look at the evidence and file the appropriate charges,” Sikorski told the Post.