Ex-con stabs, kills man in wheelchair at Orlando McDonald's

Published On: Dec 26 2012 07:27:55 AM EST
Updated On: Dec 26 2012 02:46:05 PM EST
ORLANDO, Fla. -

Police said they arrested a convicted felon who was released from prison less than a week ago, saying the suspect fatally stabbed another man inside a busy Orlando McDonald's on Christmas night.

Police said Jerry Tyson, 38, has been charged with stabbing a man after a fight ensued while the victim was paying for his order at the McDonald's at John Young Parkway and Colonial Drive about 8 p.m.

Tyson was released from prison last Thursday where he had served a sentence on murder and aggravated battery charges from 1999.

Police said the victim and Tyson started fighting after Tyson tried to grab money from the victim, who refused to give it to him. Tyson then stabbed the victim in the abdomen and took off running, according to police.

The victim was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center where he died, police said. His identity isn't being released pending next of kin notification.

The suspect was later found in a wooded area across the street by Orlando Police K-9 units, police said.

Tyson was bitten by a K-9 dog and taken to the hospital for treatment, police said.

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