Man killed in FL connected to Boston bombing suspect
POSTED: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 7:26am
UPDATED: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 8:30am
Orlando, FL (CNN) — UPDATE: 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.
UPDATE: The man fatally shot by the FBI in Orlando was being investigated for a possible connection to the Boston Marathon bombings, according to a U.S. law enforcement official with direct knowledge of the Boston marathon case. The man who was shot, Ibragim Todashev, knew both of the Tsarnaev brothers, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar, the official told CNN Wednesday. The FBI shooting last night was in self defense, the official said, and happened at Todashev's house.
ORIGINAL STORY: An FBI agent shot and killed a suspect early Wednesday in Orlando, Florida.
Authorities say the agent encountered the suspect while "conducting official duties".
The person who was shot knew Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, a friend of the Florida suspect told CNN affiliate Central Florida News 13.
Officials gave no additional details.