Malcolm X understood that somebody was most likely to try to kill him.
Simply a week before he was assassinated, on Feb. 14, 1965, his residence in Queens, New York, was firebombed. Nobody was hurt yet the house melted to the ground.
He learned from the FBI that he was targeted for assassination. As soon, as he was starting to deliver a speech at 3:15 p.m. on Feb. 21, 1965, a shooting appeared in the Audubon Ballroom in New York City. Malcolm X was fired 15 times and passed away on the stage.
“New allegations surrounding the death of Malcolm X have surfaced in a letter written by a former New York City Police Department officer on his death bed.
On Jan. 25, 2011, Ray Wood, who was serving as an undercover police officer on the day of Malcolm X’s death, wrote a letter in which he admitted he “participated in actions that in hindsight were deplorable and detrimental to the advancement of my own black people.”
When Wood was hired by the NYPD in 1964, his job was to “infiltrate civil rights organizations” to find evidence of criminal activity so the FBI could discredit the subjects and arrest its leaders, Wood wrote in the letter obtained by ABC News.”Source