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Published On: Wed, May 22nd, 2013

Ibragim Todashev, friend of Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev, shot and killed by FBI agent in Orlando

An FBI agent shot and killed a man in Orlando early Wednesday, and friends of the victim say he was a friend of Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

Ibragim Todashev

Ibragim Todashev

The FBI has not confirmed the link to the Boston bombing, but the friends say the man killed by the special agent was  Ibragim Todashev.

“The agent encountered the suspect while conducting official duties. The suspect is deceased,” FBI Special Agent Dave Couvertier told Local 6.

John Miller, the former FBI assistant director who now works for CBS News, said 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 said a post-shooting incident review team has been dispatched from Washington and will arrive in Orlando by Thursday.

He was friends with Tamerlan Tsarnaev, according to Click Orlando.

A man claiming to be the suspect’s friend told WFTV that the man was being questioned by investigators about the Boston bombings. However, authorities have not confirmed that information, nor have officially confirmed his identity.

Todashev was arrested earlier this month on charges of aggravated battery, according to WESH.

Todashev’s friend Khusn Taramiv talked about the incident with WESH News in Orlando:

“(The FBI) took me and my friend, the suspect that got killed. They were talking to us, both of us, right? And they said they need him for a little more, for a couple more hours, and I left, and they told me they’re going to bring him back. They never brought him back,” Taramiv said.

“He felt inside he was going to get shot,” Taramiv said about Todashev. “I told him, ‘Everything is going to be fine, don’t worry about it.’ He said, ‘I have a really bad feeling.’”

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  1. Boston Bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev officially linked to 2011 Waltham murders - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] More on Todashev, the arrest and his death here […]

  2. FBI never seem to find fault with themselves, 150 shootings found to have 100% no fault - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] Topashev, friend of Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was shot in killed by the FBI, but the report has several conflicting details. The Times article summarizes that as well: […]

  3. CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON says:

    THE OTHER DAY ON C-SPAN, I WATCHED PROGRAMMING ON IMMIGRATION. THE GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO DECIDE WHAT TYPES OF IMMIGRANTS IT WANTS. IF YOUNG PEOPLE FROM EUROPE – WHO COME HERE TO GO TO SCHOOL ARE GOOD; AND, MEXICANS WHO “HOP-THE-BORDER” ARE BAD – THEN, WHY IS THE GOVERNMENT KILLING THE SO-CALLED “GOOD ONES” ON WEAK INNUENDO?

    CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

  4. CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON says:

    NOW, C’MON CONSERVATIVES – THIS IS Y’ALL’S TIME TO HOWL!

    Y’ALL SAY A TRIGGER-HAPPY- AND TYRANNICAL GOVERNMENT WANTS TO KILL INNOCENT CIVILIANS. HOW CAN AN AGENT OF Federal Bureau of Investigation QUESTION Ibrahim Topashev, THEN, CLAIM, ” … something went wrong?”

    Tamerlan Tsarnaev WAS A HUMAN BEING; HE WAS ALLOWED TO HAVE FRIENDS.

    CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

    • Brandon Jones says:

      More interesting is the report that the visit came just after Topashev canceled his trip back to Chechnya

      • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON says:

        Brandon Jones,

        SIR, I HAVE NOT SEEN A STORY ABOUT A CANCELED TRIP BACK HOME. Misters Topashev AND Tsarnaev WERE “TWENTY-SOMETHINGS.” THE MEDIA REPORTED THIS STORY TOO EARLY. THE ARTICLE SAYS NOTHING ABOUT THE TIME-FRAME, NOR, NATURE OF THIS FRIENDSHIP. BUT, THE MEDIA IS TRYING TO IMPLY Mr. Topashev IS SOME SORT OF ACCOMPLICE. ACCORDING TO YOUR OWN ARTICLE, Mr. Jones, Mr. Topashev SEEMS LIKE A WHIMP ….. “I have a really bad feeling …” [I will be shot].

        THAT DOES NOT SOUND LIKE A MAN WHO HAS THE “TESTES” TO PLAN (AND, POSSIBLY EXECUTE) MASS MURDER.

        TRUE TERRORISM IS DILUTED WHEN JOURNALISTS INJECT INNUENDO. AS IN ALL CASES, WE WILL NEVER KNOW THE TRUTH – BUT, WE ARE EXPECTED TO BE “SOLID” IN OPINION OF WHO THE “bad guy” IS.

        CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

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