Gerard Woodley is the chief suspect in the 1999 murder of underground legend Big L.
He was shot in the head Thursday night, and died later in a Harlem hospital.
So far the police have no suspect in Woodley's murder
The 46-year old was a suspect in four other murders, and police don't think his murder has anything to do with the killing of Big L.
"He did a lot of bad things and someone decided it was time to go," source told DNA New York.
Big L was killed 17 years ago in his native Harlem after being shot nine times in the face and chest in a drive-by shooting.
Woodely was arrested for the murder. But he was released before going to trial, and the case has never been solved.