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FBI agent shoots and kills Florida man with ties to Boston Bomber

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By: Alexandra Crowley



A man who knew Tamerlan Tsarnaev has been shot and killed in Orlando. The shooting happened Wednesday night, according to our affiliate WFTV, in Orlando. A friend of the man killed, says his name is Ibragim Todashev. Authorities say the man was being questioned in connection with the Boston Bombings. Khusen Taramov, a friend of the suspect, says Todashev had a ticket to New York, and from there planned to return home to Chechnya. Taramov says the authorities asked Todashev to stay for further questioning. Taramov also said Todashev was an MMA fighter, like bombing suspect Tsarnaev.

WFTV says the FBI swarmed Todashev's apartment complex, Windhover Condominiums near Kirkman Avenue, just before Midnight Wednesday. In a statement, the FBI confirmed one of their agents was involved in the shooting. The FBI says their agent was conducting official duties when he opened fire on the man.

No further details have been released. An update is expected later today.


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