FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

Officials: FBI Agent Will be Cleared in Shooting of Man Connected to Boston Bombing Suspect

March 24, 2014  | 

Ibragim Todashev, 27, was killed during an FBI interrogation last May. (Photo: Orange County (Fla.) Sheriff;s Office)
Ibragim Todashev, 27, was killed during an FBI interrogation last May. (Photo: Orange County (Fla.) Sheriff;s Office)

A Department of Justice investigation will rule that an FBI agent was justified in using deadly force last May when he shot and killed Ibragim Todashev, a Chechen man connected to the brothers accused of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombing, law enforcement officials told the Washington Post.

The officials said that an independent investigation set to be released next week will also clear the agent, although the Florida prosecutor overseeing that probe denied Friday that he has come to a final conclusion on the shooting.

After a lengthy interrogation at his Orlando apartment on May 22, Todashev, 27, a mixed martial-arts fighter, attacked the agent with a metal pole after implicating himself in an unsolved 2011 triple murder, according to the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss reports that have not yet been released.

Officials said the male agent, who has not been identified, acted in self-defense. After Todashev charged, the agent shot him once, according to officials, who said Todashev then got up and was shot again several times. It’s not clear what sparked the confrontation.

Tags: FBI, Boston Marathon Bombing, Officer Involved Shootings


Be the first to comment on this story





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

DOJ Condemns Leaks of Ferguson Shooting Evidence
New details from the inquiry into Michael Brown’s Aug. 9 death — all provided by...
Official Brown Autopsy Supports Officer Wilson's Testimony
The St. Louis medical examiner, Dr. Michael Graham, who is not part of the official...
Video: New Jersey Troopers' Cruiser Sideswiped by Jeep at Traffic Stop
The close call was captured on dashcam video back on October 11 around 10:30 p.m. Two New...
Video: Machete-Wielding Man Killed by Arizona Police After Ramming Patrol Car, Seriously Injuring Officer
Avondale, Ariz., police shot a man Thursday morning after he rammed a patrol car while...
Video: Arizona Campus Officer Saves Student's Life
A casual game of volleyball almost proved deadly for an Arizona State University student...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine