Man wanted for Charlotte murder fatally shot in Alabama during FBI arrest

Updated: May. 20, 2020 at 11:21 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - A man who was wanted for the murder of a woman in Charlotte was shot and killed during an FBI arrest in south Alabama Wednesday.

Information and evidence gathered by CMPD homicide detectives led them in identifying Tobby Wiggins as a suspect in this case and warrants were issued for his arrest for the murder of 39-year-old Cashona Tate.

An Alabama FBI field office followed up on information from the FBI in Charlotte about Wiggins who was wanted for first-degree murder in Mecklenburg County.

The investigation determined Wiggins was staying in Atmore, Alabama.

FBI Agents attempted to take him into custody and during the encounter, Wiggins was shot and pronounced dead.

Wiggins had state murder warrants and a federal warrant for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution filed against him.

While an internal FBI review process is ongoing, sources say no further comments can be made. This is an ongoing, active investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective. The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers website at

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