FBI Pursue Leads In B.I.G. Murder Case, LAPD Probing Houston Rap Entrepreneur

According to the Los Angeles Times, the FBI is

investigation a 6-year-old theory that former Los Angeles police officer David

A. Mack and Suge Knight orchestrated the 1997 murder of Christopher "Notorious

B.I.G." Wallace.

The FBI is following leads to determine if Mack,

acting on orders from Knight, arranged for a man named Amir Muhammad to ambush

the Brooklyn bred rapper in front of the Petersen Automotive Museum on Wilshire

Boulevard, after the Soul Train Awards.

"I have stated from the outset that I have

nothing whatsoever to do with any of this," Muhammad said in a telephone

interview Thursday from his attorney's office. "I've done nothing wrong.

I don't have anything to hide."

Knight also denied the allegations, claiming

he had never met David Mack or Amir Muhammad.

Investigators are seeking to determine if Knight

had both Wallace and Tupac Shakur gunned down. Theories abound, but the most

widely circulated is that Knight had Shakur murdered because he was attempting

to leave Death Row Records, the label Knight heads up.

He then had Wallace murdered to make it appear

both were victims of a "East Coast/West Coast" feud.

Mack was arrested and convicted in December of

1997 of robbing a bank and was sentenced to 14-years in prison. Mack owned a

black impala, similar to the one reported at the scene and a witness reported

seeing him when Wallace was murdered.

A driver's license photo of Muhammad resembles

the police sketch of Wallace's killer, based on witness descriptions. One witness

even claims to have seen Muhammad himself outside of the Peterson museum the

night of the shooting.

Former LAPD Detective Russell Poole, who advanced

the theory, will testify as an expert witness in July during Volletta Wallace's

wrongful death lawsuit against the LAPD.

Wallace, the mother of B.I.G., claims that the

LAPD covered up the police's involvement in her son's murder.

Court documents show that LAPD

detectives are focusing on another theory that involves an unnamed Houston rap


Police interviewed the unnamed owner of a blue

1996 Bentley that they believe played a role in the shooting. Police traveled

to Houston several times since September, interviewing witnesses about potential

new suspects.

Police are looking into the unnamed Houston entrepreneur

and a friend, who were allegedly near the crime scene on the night of the shooting.

No evidence has been produced linking the man

or the Bentley to the shooting.