Chris Lighty

EXCLUSIVE UPDATE: Chris Lighty Death Investigation Continues; NYPD Accused Of Sloppy Investigating

(AllHipHop News) A private investigation into the death of music executive Chris Lighty has yielded several questionable results, according to representatives for rapper 50 Cent, who spearheaded the investigation.

According to the New York Medical Examiner, Chris Lighty committed suicide on August 30, 2012.

The mogul, who worked with artists like Sean “Diddy” Combs, Missy Elliott, Mariah Carey, Busta Rhymes, 50 Cent  and others, was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head in his Bronx, New York apartment, after an alleged argument with his wife Veronica, whom he was in the process of divorcing.

But an investigation ensued, after 50 Cent , business associates and even Chris Lighty’s own mother, questioned the circumstances surrounding her son’s death.

In September of 2012, 50 Cent hired a private investigator to look into a variety of questionable circumstances relating to the powerful music executive’s death.

50 Cent eventually hired attorney Scott E Leemon of Leemon Law and private investigator Les Levine, to spearhead the investigation.

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“After many months of investigation, led by Les Levine, I am in a position to provide the following update on the inquiry into Darrell ‘Chris’ Lighty’s death,” Scott Leemon Esq. told in a statement released today (May 21, 2013).

According to Scott Leemon, after hours of interviews and reviewing a number of documents, many questions are still unanswered.

“The main problem that we encountered was that the NYPD did not do a thorough investigation into Chris’ death,” Scott Leemon told “In fact, what they did do was cursory, at best.”

According to the investigation, the gun recovered at the scene was part of a multi-gun purchase in North Carolina.

Chris lighty-veronica“The weapon was never reported stolen. Despite this fact, no follow was done with the information nor was the individual ever interviewed,” Scott Leemon revealed to “More importantly, no DNA tests were done on the gun.”

According to the investigation, the Medical Examiner  never tested Chris Lighty’s hands or his clothes for gunshot residue.

“This is a simple test that can be done in hours. Luckily, records indicate that an actual sample was taken for this purpose, but it was never tested,” Leemon said.

According to Leemon, his team attempted to obtain the sample so it could be test, but the piece of evidence has sat dormant in the office of the Chief Medical Examiner .

“For months we have requested that the sample be tested and even offered to pay any costs relating to the testing, but our offer was ignored,” Scott Leemon told

The investigation, which began in September 2012, is ongoing.

Scott Leemon said he is urging the Bronx County District Attorney to open a formal investigation into the death of Chris Lighty.

“I have met with a veteran prosecutor in the District Attorney’s Office to discuss this matter and hope for their continued cooperation in our search for the truth,” Scott Leemon told

Check out this  statement from Jessica Brooks, Chris Lighty’s mother.


    BLA BLA BLA!… Did he or did he not?

    • Dointer

      Typical, ill informed, all knowing with little understanding blogger comment.

      • Celz

        Yea just have the coroner, medical examiners, detectives, investigators, prosecuters, witnesses, lawyers, and family members meet me at the crib.. We’ll figure this ish out and throw some ribs on the grill..


    Sounds fishy to me

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      • TALK_BOSS

        Not as fishy as this ^^^^^^

      • Str8 Flounder!

      • Dointer

        I almost spat out my beer reading that..

      • wilson


    • BATMANfromDaHood

      sounds veryyyyyyyyy fishy. ..justice has to be served. Respect to 50 cent for putting in the effort. the good always die young. the bad cant hide much longer.

      • dominicancoke

        hows it fishy when chris stepped out the front door and splattered his brain matter on the side walk? lol

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  • ShaStud


  • way to go 50

  • dominicancoke

    investigation? dude clearly blew his noodles out is called suicide these muthafukaz in denial or something …his wife probably moved on to the next one

  • eddieknucks

    My Cuz supposedly committed suicide. Shit I believed it. Open and shut case. Thanks to a good cop and Cuz ole lady pushing the issue they didn’t find powder on his hand. They found out Cuz allegedly signed over all his business assets and deeds to his business partner. It didn’t make sense. Cops pressed this ninja and found out him and my Cuz ex wife did it together. Y’all never know.

    • ItGoesDownINtheDM

      damnnnn thats crazy

      • eddieknucks

        Yeah. His ex got mad Cuz he was getting remarried and wanted custody of the kids. She fucked his partner and they put the play down.

      • wilson

        dam.. real shyt tho u neva kno

  • King Cold

    A damn shame. some sneaky dirt under the rug shit

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