Suspect Arrested In Big L Shooting

This week, New York City police arrested a suspect in the murder of Lamont Coleman, better known as rapper Big L, who was shot dead outside his home in Harlem in February.

Gerard Woodley, 29, is being held without bail on murder charges.

As we reported earlier this year, Big L (who rapped alongside Fat Joe, O.C., Diamond D, Lord Finesse, and Showbiz & AG in the hip-hop crew known as Diggin’ in the Crates) was gunned down in front of his home on West 139th Street and was pronounced dead at the scene (see “Fat Joe Associate Big L Dead At 22″ ).

The rapper will be memorialized on “Full Clip,” one of several new tracks due to be included on Gang Starr’s upcoming greatest hits album. That album should arrive next month.