Former L.A.P.D. Detective Greg Kading has once again iterated who he believes was behind The Notorious B.I.G.’s murder.
During an interview with Complex.com, Kading, who was assigned to Christopher Wallace’s case between 2006 and 2009, fingers Wardell “Poochie” Fouse as Big’s murderer, claiming that he was paid $13,000 for the job. The revelation echoes earlier statements that Kading told HipHopDX in an interview.
“Wardell ‘Poochie’ Fouse was paid to kill Biggie,” he asserts. “At the time, he was a 36-year old member of the Mob Piru Bloods. According to several Death Row insiders and FBI informants, Poochie was a down-for-the-cause, hardcore gang member. Confidential sources from the Death Row entourage, the Mob Pirus, and [Suge’s girlfriend, identified in Kading’s book by the alias “Theresa Swann”], said Poochie had done shootings for Suge in the past. Reggie Wright Jr.—who was the head of Death Row security—said Suge and Poochie’s relationship was different than other members of the gang. They had a very secretive and exclusive relationship.
“[Suge’s girlfriend] and Poochie agreed to terms,” he continued. “He received two payments, one for $9000 and one for $4000. Poochie lay in wait outside the Petersen Automotive Museum. As soon as he became aware of where Biggie was sitting in his car, he drove up and he shot him.”
Kading was pulled from Big’s case even after nabbing two confessions from people who played a role in the deaths of Christopher Wallace and Tupac Shakur, prompting him to quit the force. He asserted that he doesn’t believe Big’s murder will ever be solved.
“It comes down to how you define solved. Both law enforcement agencies—the Las Vegas Police Department and the L.A.P.D.—have drawn the conclusions that Tupac was killed by Orlando Anderson and Biggie Smalls was killed by Wardell ‘Poochie’ Fouse,” he said. “Those are the facts within law enforcement. They’re considered solved internally, but the public’s definition of solved is different. They haven’t gone through the judicial process and nobody has been prosecuted.”