17 years after being suspected of murdering the New York rapper.

Gerard Woodley, the chief suspect of the 1999 murder of legendary rapper Big L, was shot and killed in Harlem on Thursday night (June 23), sources tell DNA Info.

While there are no descriptions of the shooter, it is believed to not be related to L’s death. “He did a lot of bad things and someone decided it was time to go,” said DNA’s source. Woodley is suspected of four other homicides.

Woodley and Big L (né Lamont Coleman) were friends before Coleman’s death. Woodley was featured in the group photo on the back of L’s classic album Lifestylez ov Da Poor & Dangerous.


Big L was shot nine times on W. 139th Street and Lenox Avenue which is the same location where Woodley was killed.



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