Tsarnaev: Friend Killed In Orlando Shooting By FBIBy: Amanda Crum - May 22, 2013
A man who was shot and killed early this morning in Orlando has reportedly been identified as Ibragim Todashev, who was one of the men questioned in connection to the Boston bombings.
Khusn Taramiv, who was friends with Todashev, says the two of them were taken in for questioning at an apartment building and that he was released after three hours, but the FBI agents allegedly told him they needed to speak with Todashev further. He never saw his friend again, he says.
“(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. I told him, ‘Everything is going to be fine, don’t worry about it.’ He said, ‘I have a really bad feeling.'”
The men were being questioned regarding their knowledge of the bombings and how they knew Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who died in a gunfight with police shortly after the bombings that killed three people and wounded more than 250. Taramiv has spoken to several media outlets about the death of his friend, but officials aren’t releasing details at this time.
“The agent encountered the suspect while conducting official duties,” said Dave Couvertier, FBI spokesman. “We are still gathering facts involving the shooting incident.”