Christopher Wallace aka The Notorious BIG aka Biggie Smalls died of gunshot wounds at the young age of 24. While the public is still no closer to knowing who was responsible for his murder, TMZ did just obtain the autopsy report. And it’s pretty grisly.
The report lists Biggie at 6’1″ 395 pounds (“morbidly obese” according to the coroner). It also details the gunshot entry and exit wounds.
- Gunshot #1 (non-fatal) struck Wallace in the left forearm and traveled down to his wrist.
- Gunshot #2 (non-fatal) struck Wallace in the back, missed all vital organs, and exited through his left shoulder.
- Gunshot #3 (non-fatal) struck Wallace on his outer left thigh and exited through his inner left thigh.
- Gunshot #4 (fatal) struck Wallace in his outer left thigh and came to rest in his upper left shoulder.
The fourth gunshot wound perforated his colon, liver, heart, and upper lobe of his left lung.
As you can see in the diagram below, bullet #3 enters through his left thigh, then “strikes the left side of the scrotum, causing a very shallow, 3/8 inch linear laceration.” While the fourth gunshot wound is obviously the worst of the group, there’s something about being shot in the scrotum that’s particularly harrowing.