The LAPD said in a statement Saturday that the department has apologized for going public with a coroner's report on Christopher Wallace's death before speaking with the rap/hip hop star's family.
Police said because of an administrative error, the autopsy report was released before Wallace's family was notified.
"Our detectives personally spoke with the Wallace family last night, and apologized for not notifying them prior to the release," said LAPD Capt. Billy Hayes, commanding officer of Robbery-Homicide Division.
"Obviously this has been a challenging case for us to solve. We hope that witnesses or other people with information will come forward and give us the clues we need to solve this case."
Police said "the decision to release the autopsy report was done as an investigative tool, in the hopes that releasing the report would stimulate additional interest or bring forth witnesses or clues in the case."
The leaked graphic notorious b.i.g. autopsy report shows he sustained three gunshot wounds to his arm, back, and thigh that were not fatal before being hit by the lethal bullet, which hit him in the right hip, perforated his colon, liver, heart, and one lung, and ended up in his left shoulder. All four bullets came through the passenger door of the SUV he was sitting in. Biggie was not found to have any drugs or alcohol in his system at the time, but at 395 lbs., was declared "morbidly obese" by the coroner, who also noted, "Decedent may be rap singer." The LAPD has apologized to Biggie's family for not telling them the report was coming out. Click here to see the document.