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article imageFBI shot Todashev during interrogation before signing confession

By Lesley Lanir     May 23, 2013 in Crime
Orlando - FBI have shot a Chechen man, a professional martial-arts fighter, during an interview related to April 15 Boston Marathon bombings, Tamerlan Tsarnaev and a triple killing in Waltham, Mass., in September 2011.
The Washington Post reports that a Chechen man, a professional martial-arts fighter, linked to one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects was fatally shot early Wednesday in a confrontation with the FBI and other law enforcement officers in his apartment in Orlando.
According to the report federal law enforcement officials, the man, identified as Ibragim Todashev, 27, was shot after he allegedly tried to take the gun of an FBI agent whilst being interviewed. There are conflicting accounts at present to the details of the incident since the Post reports two other officials saying that the man reached for a knife and was shot as he attacked the agent. All three officials spoke on the condition of anonymity due to the official status of the investigations.
A recent update from Gawker says that Todashev was in full cooperation with the FBI and was about to sign a confession implicating both he and Tamerlan Tsarnaev in the 2011 triple homicide "when he just went crazy." Gawker reports that a roommate of Todashev, Khusen Taramov, told reporters that Todashev had canceled travel plans to Chechnya so he could speak with investigators and that "He didn't flip out," but his thoughts are that something went wrong. "I think they just shot him. He didn't do anything. I know him. He just wanted everything to be over," said Taramov.
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