R&B star Faith Evans is still hopeful Los Angeles Police Department detectives will reopen the investigation into the murder of her late husband Notorious B.I.G., 19 years after he was gunned down.
The rap icon, real name Christopher Wallace, was killed in a drive-by shooting in L.A. in 1997, six months after his hip-hop rival Tupac Shakur’s death, but the gunman has never been caught.
Evans, who was married to Wallace at the time of the tragedy, has now opened up about the unsolved murder, calling on LAPD officials to share exactly what they know amid long-running claims suggesting cops played a role in his death.
“All we can do is hope that that happens,” she told HuffPost Live of her hopes of the case reopening. “But we’re just happy that we’re here to preserve his legacy and (make sure) his kids are happy and they’re living great lives.”
“We know he was murdered, but we believe that the LAPD knows who’s responsible,” she continued. “That’s what we believe.”
The rapper’s estate executors previously filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Los Angeles city officials, while also naming three cops as defendants, claiming they conspired to murder Wallace on the night of March 9, 1997. The legal action was voluntarily dismissed in 2010.