Former Detective Claims to Know Who Killed Notorious B.I.G. [Details]

Rucuss staffMarch 10, 2012

The Notorious B.I.G. has been truly missed by his fans since his death 15 years ago.

Biggie was killed during a drive-by shooting on March 9, 1997 in Los Angeles. Since his homicide his case remains unsolved. There has been plenty of speculations but no concrete facts or arrests have been made.

On Biggie’s anniversary of his death Friday, Complex magazine talked to retired L.A.P.D. detective Greg Kading who was assigned to investigate B.I.G.’s murder case between 2006 and 2009. Kading wrote a book about Biggie and Tupac Shakur’s slaying titled ‘Murder Rap: The Untold Story of the Biggie Smalls & Tupac Shakur Investigations.’

Kading claims that Wardell “Poochie” Fouse was paid $13,000 to assassinate Biggie.

“At the time, he was a 36-year old member of the Mob Piru Bloods,” Kading told Complex. “According to several Death Row insiders and FBI informants, Poochie was a down-for-the-cause, hardcore gang member.”

Kading alleges 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,” Kading said. “They had a very secretive and exclusive relationship. 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.”

Although Kading claims to know who shot Biggie, he’s still not for certain that the case will ever be solved.

“It comes down to how you define solved, Kading said. “Both law enforcement agencies — the Las Vegas Police Department and the L.A.P.D. — have drawn the conclusions that Tupac was killed by Orlando Anderson and Biggie Smalls was killed by Wardell ‘Poochie’ Fouse.”

Kading adds, “Those are the facts within law enforcement. They’re considered solved internally, but the public’s definition of solved is different. They haven’t gone through the judicial process and nobody has been prosecuted.”

The alleged killers Orlando Anderson and Poochie are both dead.

“Both shooters are dead. Orlando Anderson was killed outside a Compton record shop in May 1998,” Kading said. “Poochie died in July 2003 as a result of multiple gunshot wounds. He was shot in the back while riding his motorcycle in Compton. He was supposedly killed as a result of in-fighting between the Mob Pirus — Suge’s Blood associates — and another Blood gang known as the Fruit Town Pirus.”

“That’s all the justice that these cases will see. The co-conspirators are never going to be prosecuted. Unfortunately, the cases are so complicated and convoluted. These will never see criminal prosecution.”

Read the entire interview at Complex.

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