Video of terror suspect’s final moments released
By: Melissa Randall
Video showing the dramatic moments leading up to the shooting death of terror suspect Usaama Rahim in a Boston parking lot last week was made public Monday. The grainy video shows Rahim’s final moments. In it police say you can see 5 officers and 1 FBI agent approach the terror suspect, circled in yellow, then back away before firing the fatal shots.
“There were multiple requests for him to put down that weapon. He was given every change. Taking a life is the hardest thing we do and that’s a decision we’ll always have to live with,” said Bill Evans,
The Suffolk District Attorney and the FBI have both launched investigations into whether the officers’ use of deadly force was justified.
“I haven’t made any findings yet. I have not come to any legal conclusions,” said Dan Conley, Suffolk District Attorney.
Rahim’s family immediately accused the
“The family is disappointed that public officials chose to publish only the very end of the contact. The video does not show Mr. Rahim as the initial aggressor. Instead, it shows that at least five law enforcement officers approach and surround Mr. Rahim in what looks to be a military formation approaching an unsuspecting man,” attorneys for the Rahim family said in a statement.
Police say Rahim and two other men were planning “get the guys in blue.”
“Mr. Rahim had been under 24 hour surveillance for quite some time. Last Tuesday we intercepted a communication he was about to carry out an attack that day,” said Special Agent-In-Charge Vincent Lisi of the Boston FBI.
The group had apparently discussed their plot at a
An FBI spokesperson will only confirm that a man living at a house on
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