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Notorious B.I.G.

Autopsy Report

Reveals Graphic Details

12/7/2012 7:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Christopher Wallace
sustained gunshot wounds to his chest, shoulder, leg, forearm and scrotum on the night he was murdered in L.A. back in 1997 ... this according to the never-before-seen autopsy report, just obtained by TMZ.

The report confirms Wallace -- who was listed at 6'1", 395 lbs -- was struck a total of 4 times in a drive-by shooting on Wilshire Blvd while the 24-year-old rapper sat in the passenger seat of a Chevy Suburban.

According to the report, 3 of the shots were NOT fatal.

-- Gunshot #1 struck Wallace in the left forearm and traveled down to his wrist.
-- Gunshot #2 struck Wallace in the back, missed all vital organs, and exited through his left shoulder.
-- Gunshot #3 struck Wallace on his outer left thigh and exited through his inner left thigh.

The reports says ... after Gunshot #3 exited the thigh, "the projectile strikes the left side of the scrotum, causing a very shallow, 3/8 inch linear laceration."

The fatal bullet was Gunshot #4 ... which entered Wallace's body through his right hip and ripped its way through several vital organs ... before coming to rest in his left shoulder area.

According to the report, the bullet perforated Wallace's colon, liver, heart and the upper lobe of his left lung.

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Immediately after the shooting Wallace was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Hospital -- where doctors performed an emergency thoracotomy ... but it was too late. Wallace was pronounced dead at 1:15 AM.

According to the report, all 4 of the gunshots traveled through the Suburban passenger door before striking Wallace. Two of the bullets were found on the gurney that transported Wallace to the hospital. Another bullet was discovered at the hospital when the body was turned over after doctors had pronounced him dead.

During the autopsy, the coroner listed Wallace as "morbidly obese." A toxicology test revealed Wallace had no traces of drugs or alcohol in his system at the time of his death.

Wallace's body was eventually ID'd by his mother and wife.

One last thing ... on one of the pages of the autopsy report, there is a note scribbled under the headline "Other Pertinent Information" which reads: "Decedent may be rap singer."

Wallace was 24.

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341 COMMENTS

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106.

Linda    

What the hell they mean by " maybe Rap Singer" ?

683 days ago
107.

CriticXtreme    

And because of BIG's death especially when it happened in front of an FBI surveillance team, the karma effect is the bad, horrible, ratchet sounds many call music. Hey, you who knows the truth of what happened, let BIG's mother know. Because if it were you and white, you would be all over TV, TMZ, Nancy Grace trying to find out the truth.

683 days ago
108.

Blah blah blah    

Did someone shoot him in the ass?

683 days ago
109.

prettybird    

Enough.. u have two of the BEST rappers EVER that are gone:( let thwm r.i.p... play that music as loud as ya can and just think.. no one will EVER compair.. miss ya pac and papa

683 days ago
110.

TT    

Hmm... so he took one in the balls... hmm why is this old report relevant news?

683 days ago
111.

tleeg    

Notorious F.A.T.

683 days ago
112.

jack    

Dam. This tragedy could have been prevented. BIG's first album ready to die sold over 3 million copies. More than enough to buy a bulletproof vehicle and had it transported to L.A a few days before his arrival. Still shocking after all these years. I hope P.Diddy, and all of the people with him that faithful night don't see these graphic details. R.I.P Big fella, and thanks for the Jams.

683 days ago
113.

Seldombinlaid    

Goodness. Rest in Peace young man, and God be with you, and your family.

Did they ever find the individual responsible for this mans death? Was a good while back, why are we bringing this up now?

683 days ago
114.

CANDICE_L    

Sad. Truly sad

683 days ago
115.

LáLa    

why is this news now?

683 days ago
116.

mebrat24    

tmz is such a low life bottom feeder, before it was all about whores, people going to jail or getting out of jail now it's about dead guy for more than 15 years and they think it is news worthy.
so disgusting even for them

683 days ago
117.

YouDontSay    

Why was this posted? All I got from it was how insensitive doctors are when writing reports.

683 days ago
118.

decap    

I'm with ya

683 days ago
119.

Grace    

Bullet number 4 would have to have been shot by someone in the back seat to cause that damage.
Biggie was shot by someone he knew?

683 days ago
120.

nikkireps    

sickening..

683 days ago
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