ORLANDO, FLA.—An Orlando, Fla., man who was shot and killed by an agent with the FBI early Wednesdat morning was friends with the Boston bombings suspects, according to a friend of the victim.That man, Khusn Taramiv, thinks it was his friend — Ibragim Todashev — who was shot this morning in the 6000 block of Peregrine Avenue in Orlando.
Todashev, 27, was arrested by the Orange County, Fla., Sheriff’s Office on May 4 and charged with aggravated battery with great bodily harm.
Taramiv told several television outlets his friend was being investigated as part of the Boston bombings and knew bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev because both were mixed martial-arts fighters.
The FBI has not released the name of the suspect who was shot or confirmed the possible connection to the Boston bombing suspects.
“The agent encountered the suspect while conducting official duties,” said Dave Couvertier, FBI spokesman. “We are still gathering facts involving the shooting incident.”
The FBI will release additional details later Wednesday morning, Couvertier said.
Tsarnaev, 26, one of the suspects in the Boston bombings died in a gun battle with police. He had been on a U.S. government database of potential terrorism suspects and the United States had twice been warned by Russia that he might be an Islamic militant, according to U.S. security officials.
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