Big L's Accused Killer Gerard Woodley Shot Dead In Harlem

Big L’s Accused Killer Shot Dead In Harlem

The man accused of killing rapper Big L in 1999, was shot dead in Harlem on Thursday.

46-year-old Gerard Woodley, who was a suspect in three homicides, was shot in the head and the back during an altercation in front of his home about 11:15 p.m.

Via NY Daily News:

Woodley was rushed to Harlem Hospital, but could not be saved, officials said. Police recovered three .25-shell casings at the scene. A motive for the killing was not immediately disclosed.

A decade and a half earlier, Woodley had been arrested for three separate murders, but never convicted, cops said.

Woodley was accused of gunning down hip-hop star Big L, whose real name was Lamont Coleman, outside the rapper’s Harlem home on Feb. 15, 1999. Woodley had a grudge against the rapper’s brother, officials said at the time. The case was ultimately thrown out due to a lack of evidence, officials said.

He was also arrested in January 1996 and a third murder in February 1990, but wasn’t convicted in either case, police sources said.

Police sources believe Woodley feared that his alleged misdeeds would eventually catch up to him.

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