A friend of Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was reportedly shot and killed in Orlando early Wednesday morning by an FBI agent, according to a friend of the victim.
Khusn Taramiv told reporters that it was his friend — Ibragim Todashev — who was shot early Wednesday at an apartment complex in Orlando. Taramiv claims Todashev, 27, was being investigated
as part of the Boston bombings because he was a friend of Tsarnaev's.
"Back when [Todashev] used to live in Boston, they used to hang out
— not hang out — he knew him," Taramiv told a local Orlando television station. "They met a few times because [Todashev] was a MMA fighter and [Tsarnaev] was a boxer. They just knew each other. That's it."
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John Miller, the former FBI assistant director who now works for CBS News, says the FBI was trying to re-question Todashev at his apartment when "something went wrong." Miller said the FBI agent fired shots, but details of the incident have not yet been released and it's not known if Todashev had a gun.
The FBI has not officially released the name of the suspect who was shot or confirmed the possible connection to the Boston bombing suspects.
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Todashev was reportedly arrested earlier this month by the Orlando County Sheriff's Office and charged with aggravated battery with great bodily harm. No further details on the arrest were made available.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was one of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings last month along with his brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19. The elder brother was killed in a gun battle with police. His name was reportedly listed in a government database of potential terrorism suspects.
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