Tony McDade Wiki – Tony McDade Biography
“Tony” McDade, was shot on May 28 after, Tallahassee police say, he pointed a gun at an officer, according to a City of Tallahassee Police Department news release.
McDade has been described as gender non-conforming, with some witnesses using she/her pronouns, while on their Facebook page, McDade used he/him pronouns.
Police were responding to reports of a stabbing in the Saxon Street area and soon found McDade, who matched the description, and saw he was armed with a handgun, according to the news release. Police say McDade “made a move consistent with using the firearm against the officer,” who then shot and killed McDade.
Authorities believe McDade fatally stabbed 21-year-old Malik Jackson outside Jackson’s mother’s apartment, the Tallahassee Democrat reported. The story is still developing, however.
Tony McDade Age
Tony Was 38 years old.
Tony McDade Death
According to police, the stabbing took place around 10:45 a.m. Witness reports initially described a black female suspect, according to local public radio outlet WFSU. Police Chief Lawrence Revell told reporters at the scene that witnesses claimed McDade was armed with a pistol and a knife, WFSU reported.
Jackson’s family held a vigil on Friday night, according to local ABC outlet WXTL. Jackson’s mother, Abigail, told the outlet that police found her son lying in some nearby grass with a fatal stab wound. His father, Antonio Brown Sr., said that he didn’t believe Malik and McDade had any dealings with each other “directly.”
According to WFSU, McDade’s marked the third shooting by police in Tallahassee since December 2019. The Tallahassee Community Action Committee has organized several protest events and asked that Revell step down as chief.
According to the police department, the officer who fired on McDade has been placed on administrative leave while an internal investigation is conducted.
The Florida Police Benevolent Association has filed an injunction in Leon County Civil Court asking that the officer remain anonymous for safety reasons. In the court papers provided to Heavy, the association alleges that the officer was “ambushed” by McDade, who then pointed a gun at the officer at close range.
Tony posted a Facebook live video on the day of the stabbing — and their fatal shooting by police. In the video, McDade claims to have been “jumped” by five people and shows a bloody wound on their elbow to the camera.
Occasionally crying, McDade says, “It took five of you to kick and punch and have me on the ground in a fetal position, and I came out looking the same way I was before I went in that fetal position.”
McDade also says that they plan to commit suicide by pulling a gun on a police officer.
“Before I kill myself through a shootout — cause that’s what’s gonna happen,” McDade says. “I’m gonna pull it out … They’re just gonna shoot, so that’s what I’m pushing for.”
“I don’t wanna be here on Earth,” McDade later adds in the one hour-plus video.
McDade also references time spent in federal prison in the Facebook Live video.
Public records indicate that McDade has several felony convictions, including a charge of resisting a police officer without violence as a juvenile in July 2000. They had been released from a federal prison in January after serving a 10-year sentence on weapons charges, according to federal Bureau of Prisons records.
A number of people who claim to have been friends with McDade have commented on the video. As of Tuesday morning, there were more than 3,000 comments.
“I went through so much in there because of my own choices and you always had my back and showed me love,” one person wrote.
Another claimed that the person police say McDade stabbed was involved in the earlier assault described by McDade in the video.
Family friend Shani Angela organized a GoFundMe effort, which has since been closed, on behalf of McDade’s mother, Wanda. Angela raised $124,485 to go toward funeral expenses and grief counseling for McDade’s family.
Abigal Jackson urged the community to pray not just for her, but for McDade’s mother.