May 22, 2013
An FBI special agent shot and killed a man in Orlando, Fla., early on Wednesday morning, just hours after he was interrogated about the Boston Marathon bombings. The man, who was identified as 27-year-old Ibragim Todashev, was reportedly an acquaintance of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who he met through the world of mixed martial arts. Like Tsarnaev, he was a Chechen-born Muslim, but only met Tsarnaev after moving to the United States. Todashev was shot shortly after midnight at an apartment complex about 10 miles from Walt Disney World, after FBI agents reportedly returned for a final interview.
The FBI only said that an agent "encountered the suspect while conducting official duties. The suspect is deceased," but has not offered any other details.
Khusn Taramiv, a friend of Todashev, told WESH-TV that they were both interviewed by the FBI for three hours on Tuesday. The men were asked what they knew about Tsarnaev and were also asked about their political views and their feelings about the attacks on Boston. Taramiv also claims that Todashev thought that he was being "set up" and expressed concerns that something bad was going to happen to them. Taramiv says they had both been followed by the FBI on more than one occasion since the Boston terrorist attack.
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May 22, 2013