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2 dead after stabbing leads to fatal officer-involved shooting on Holton Street

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Posted at 11:54 AM, May 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-27 17:07:05-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Two people are dead after a fatal stabbing turned into an officer-involved shooting on Holton Street Wednesday morning.

Police say it happened at Leon Arms Apartments in the 2500 block of Holton Street around 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday.

At 10:45 am, officers were called to the 2200 block of Saxon Street for a stabbing that had just happened involving an unidentified man. That man later died from his injuries sustained in the attack.

Police say the suspect, an adult African-American woman, was last seen running away from the scene and a description of the suspect was provided to responding officers who were arriving in the area.

Not long after, police say they found a woman who matched the description of the stabbing suspect in the 2500 block of Holton Street.

TPD says the woman, identified by police as 38-year-old Natosha “Tony” McDade on Thursday, was armed with a gun.

"The suspect then made a move consistent with using the firearm against the officer, who fired their issued handgun, fatally striking the adult female suspect," the department wrote in a release.

The officer was not hurt in the incident and has been placed on administrative leave per protocol.

The incident is still under investigation and TPD has not released any additional details. Investigators with the Violent Crimes Unit have been called to the scene and have assumed the investigation.

TPD is asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident but did not speak with an officer or investigator on scene, or anyone with information about the incident to please call 850-891-4200 and ask to speak with the Violent Crimes Unit. They may also remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 850-574-TIPS.

This is the second officer-involved shooting to take place this month in Tallahassee and the third to take place this year.

On May 19, TPD reported a fatal officer-involved shooting after an altercation broke out in the Super China Buffet parking lot on North Monroe Street.

The third officer-involved shooting happened on March 20.