According to a former bodyguard of Diddy, The Notorious B.I.G.’s situation didn’t occur the way they said. Eugene “Gene” Deal, a former bodyguard of Diddy, has recently claimed that The Notorious B.I.G. (real name Christopher Wallace) was not killed in a drive-by shooting.
Instead, Deal suggested that the killer had been waiting for Wallace for an extended period of time. Wallace was tragically shot and killed at the age of 24 in the early hours of March 9, 1997, in Los Angeles, California.
According to FBI documents, Wallace was riding in the passenger seat of a Chevrolet Suburban following a party at the Petersen Automotive Museum when a Chevy SS Impala pulled up alongside the vehicle at a red light, and an attacker fired shots from inside the Impala.
Christopher Wallace passed away at a nearby hospital under an hour after being shot. According to his autopsy, which was disclosed to the public in 2012, he had been shot four times. Unfortunately, the case remains unresolved.
Recently, Eugene “Gene” Deal, who was reportedly accompanying Sean Combs (also known as Diddy) in a separate Chevrolet Suburban following Wallace’s vehicle on the night of the incident, shared his version of the events. The account was shared via a video posted on the YouTube channel “The Art of Dialogue” on Tuesday.
Wasn’t no drive-by. The car was standing there at the corner,” he said. “The stories they tell is not truthful. And now people are sitting here believing.”
“Every Biggie movie that you see, they say it’s a drive-by. When the witness tells you the car was stood right there at the corner… the car was probably there all night.”
Last year, Deal had told VladTV that he believed Wallace was not the intended target on the night he was killed, citing intel he received earlier that day that people were out to kill Combs, who went by Puff Daddy at the time.
“I said to him, ‘Puff, I’ve got some intel. The guys are coming to kill us tonight at the museum party.”
The Sun obtained an FBI investigation file in 2018 where Deal made a similar assertion.
According to The Sun, Deal noticed an unknown black Male (UM) wearing a blue suit, white shirt, blue tie, receding hairline with hair cropped close, approach where Combs car had just arrived,” said the document.
“While Combs and others took pictures and mingled with the crowd, Deal Intercepted the UM as he tried to approach Combs’ car. Deal pulled his gun out of his waistband and showed it to the UM as to be telling him to back away.”
“Once this UM saw Deal’s gun, he walked away from Comb’s car heading eastbound on Fairfax Boulevard and got into a car that was parked on the corner exactly where Biggie was shot and, according to Deal, was most likely the car that committed the shooting.”
As per The Sun, the document stated that after intercepting the “UM,” Deal got into a car with Combs and instructed the driver to run the next red light as a standard security measure to avoid making the passengers vulnerable targets.
According to The Sun, while Deal and Combs’ car ran the red light, Wallace’s car came to a stop.
“The shooter hesitated for quite a while before shooting into Biggie’s car,” the document said, according to The Sun.