FBI Shoots Man to Death during Interview in Boston Bombing Probe in Orlando | RedCowHills
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(CNN) — A man fatally shot overnight by the FBI in Orlando, Florida, was being investigated for a possible connection to the Boston bombings, a U.S. law enforcement official with direct knowledge of the Boston Marathon case told CNN.
The man who was shot, Ibragim Todashev, knew both of the Tsarnaev brothers, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar, the official said.
The FBI shot in self defense in an incident at Todashev’s house, the official said.
Agents were led to Todashev, who had once lived in Boston, “through investigative leads,” the official said.
Todashev was from the Chechnya region, as were the Tsarnaev brothers.
Todashev had been living in the United States as a legal resident since approximately 2008, the source said.
An FBI post-shooting incident review team was expected to depart Washington and arrive within 24 hours in Orlando, said Special Agent Dave Couvertier, an FBI spokesman.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI says a man being questioned by authorities in the Boston bombing probe was fatally shot when he initiated a violent confrontation.
The shooting incident early Wednesday took place in Orlando, Fla., where an FBI agent along with other law enforcement personnel were interviewing the man.
In a statement, FBI spokesman Paul Bresson said the FBI agent acted on an imminent threat and shot the interview subject.
The man being interviewed was killed and the FBI agent was transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
THIS IS A NEWS UPDATE. An earlier report appears below:
A man was fatally shot when a team of FBI agents swarmed an apartment complex near Universal Studios in Orlando.
The shooting happened early Wednesday.
The FBI did not immediately return a phone call early Wednesday from The Associated Press seeking details.
An FBI spokesman told Orlando television stations that their agent was conducting official duties when the shooting occurred. No further details were released, but the agency says an update is expected later Wednesday.

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