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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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nikkireps    

sickening..

499 days ago
122.

nikkireps    

smh..

499 days ago
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space monkey    

no its only tmz being really slow in reporting the news as per usual. I'm suprised they didn't claim this as breaking and exclusive news even tough it is so old..

499 days ago
124.

fadedchaos    

RIP rap phenomenon.. salute to the Boss- Tupac! well at least we got THE GAME !!!

499 days ago
125.

zmt    

This information should not be public- TMZ you continue to stoop lower than before.

499 days ago
126.

Muse.ical    

And we care how this drug-infested, hood-rat thug died....because? As far as I'm concerned, anotha' thug off the streets and the airwaves.

499 days ago
127.

londonb    

@kodeca ur a sh*t turd big was a rap icon not a thug he made a mark in this world what have you done who knows u who would care to do a autopsy years after you die who would even care that u died

499 days ago
128.

donji    

Him,and Pac were great performers. The saddest part to me is that Suge ,and pdiddy who started all the crap are still alive and kickin!

499 days ago
129.

Clay the don sippin Dom P daily like John.    

How the hell could the bullet enter his left side??? He was in the passenger seat, not driving. Something IS fishy for real.

499 days ago
130.

hunter    

15 years ago and it's just being brought up now?

499 days ago
131.

jeff    

He didn't even know thum and they shot him in the scrotum!

499 days ago
132.

sexynisha20    

I just wan them 2 cater the ppl who did this before they do this 2 sumbody else

499 days ago
133.

Joe    

TMZ deleted my post. You as ghetto assed as the idiots who still walk around with Biggie and TuPac shirts in the mall.

Hey Harvey... you enjoy getting fisted by the white country hick on your staff? The one that looks like a girl and more clueless than Travolta looking in the mirror?

499 days ago
134.

Firefly81    

Even though it's old news. I still believe this is worth reading. Till, this day they have not found the people responsible for this crime. Given the information from this report. It seems there was more then one shooter. And furthermore.... Why bother posting negative comments if you really have no interest in the story?! I call that attention seeking behavior. Smh.

499 days ago
135.

Big D    

1997 called. They want their story back.....

499 days ago
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