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Family to hold vigil for man killed in stabbing on Saxon Street

Posted at 5:27 PM, May 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-29 17:27:55-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — A community is still looking for answers after a fatal stabbing turned into a deadly officer-involved shooting.

A vigil is planned on Friday for the man killed in that deadly stabbing. For the second time this week, the family of Malik Jackson will gather to remember the 21-year-old and they're asking the community to pray for everyone involved.

"He was sitting in his car, right there in the driveway," said Abigail Jackson, Malik Jackson's mother.

Abigail Jackson says police found her son Malik Jackson stabbed, lying in a grassy area off Saxson Street on Tallahassee's southside.

"All I can say is, once TPD finishes the investigation, there will be a lot of information that will come out that will actually calm down the community," Abigail Jackson said. "There's so much more to the story than what the videos are showing. Mental illness is real."

Tallahassee Police say Natosha McDade, who goes by Tony, stabbed the 21-year-old.

Police caught up with 38-year-old McDade at the Leon Arms Apartment complex. That's where they say McDade was shot, after pointing a gun at an officer.

Days later, Malik Jackson's father Antonio Brown, Sr. is left with a lot of questions on what led to his son's death.

"Directly, I don't think they had any dealings with each other," said Brown. "I guess there were other stuff that transpired and in some kind of way pulled him into it."

Both parents are surrounded by family and leaning on their faith to get through this period.

"Pray for both families," Abigail Jackson said. "Not just my family, but pray for Ms. Wanda because she's going through it. She lost her child as well."

Friday's vigil for Malik Jackson will be held at his grandparent's home in Chattahoochee.