A former FBI agent has alleged that Notorious BIG was “executed by a Nation of Islam hitman hired by Suge Knight – and LA cops covered up the crime.”
The fresh claims come from retired agent Phil Carson who alleges that Knight paid a hitman to kill Biggie Smalls as revenge for the killing of Tupac Shakur, despite the intended target being Sean’ Diddy’ Combs. Those claims are supported by two filmmakers who state they’ve seen court papers that back up the allegations.
“All the evidence points to Amir Muhammad,” Carson told the Post. “He’s the one who pulled the trigger. There were plenty of others who helped orchestrate it [and] allowed him to pull the trigger.”
Film producer Don Sikorski, whose movie City of Lies tells the story of the killing, says that he knows who the killer was. “All the answers are in black and white,” Sikorski said, claiming that he and City of Lies director Brad Furman have both read the sealed court files behind the unsolved murder.
The New York Post has obtained a 2003 FBI report which supports the claims made by the filmmakers and Carson. “Amir Muhammad, AKA Harry Billups, the godparent to LAPD Officer David Mack’s two children, has been identified by several sources as the trigger man,” reads the formal FBI request written by Carson, pleading for the investigation be given a Los Angeles case file number.
“Mack is a registered owner of a 1995 Black SS Impala with chrome wheels, the exact description given as being driven by Wallace’s shooter,” the letter added.
Muhammad has been a long-time suspect in the death of Biggie. He originally went by the name of Harry Billups but changed his name when he joined the Nation of Islam. However, Billups is thought to know be using his old identity and working in real estate in Georgia.