New Information Emerges in Notorious B.I.G. MurderInvestigators are now re-examining the murder of rap legend The Notorious B.I.G. -- born Christopher Wallace -- more than 13 years after he was gunned down in Los Angeles.

CNN reports that a task force consisting of local and national law enforcement officials has been assembled to further investigate the rapper's 1997 murder.

Wallace, a hometown hero in his native Brooklyn, was shot four times in the chest by an as-of-yet unidentified gunman while leaving an afterparty for the Soul Train Awards. He was pronounced dead 30 minutes later at Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Since his death, rumors have abounded regarding both the identity of Biggie's killer and the motive behind the fatal shooting. The prevalent theory has remained that the shooting came about as a retaliation for Death Row Records rapper Tupac Shakur's 1996 murder in Las Vegas.

Former LAPD detective Russell Poole, who was involved in the 1997 investigation, maintains the belief that Wallace's murder was ordered by Death Row Records' co-founder and former CEO, Marion "Suge" Knight.

"Suge Knight ordered the hit," says Poole, alleging that David Mack, a former LAPD officer, was the one who fired the fatal shots.