According to ABC News, “Tony McDade, 38, was identified as a suspect in a reported stabbing the morning of his death. Police said McDade fled the scene of the stabbing on foot before officers arrived,” They continued, “According to police, McDade reportedly had a handgun and “made a move consistent with using the firearm” against an officer, prompting the officer to shoot McDade.”
The incident occurred in Tallahassee, FL on May 27th, 2020.
The City of Tallahassee has reported they are investigating the police officer involved as standard procedure in a shooting.
According to NBC News,
“In a video posted to Facebook early Wednesday morning, less than 10 hours before the McDade shooting, McDade said he’d been attacked by a group of men and that he planned to fight back.
“It’s just Tony the Tiger all alone coming for your blood,” McDade said. “I am killing and going to be killed, because I will not go back into federal prison.”
McDade was released from prison in January after serving 10 years on federal charges of possessing firearms following felony convictions.”