FBI Agents Shoot and kill MMA Fighter Being Questioned in Relation to Boston Marathon Bombings


Via BloodyElbow.com

Ibragim Todashev, a 1-0 professional MMA fighter, was shot and killed by the FBI last night after being questioned in relation to the Boston Marathon bombings.

Ibragim Todashev was shot and killed by an FBI agent overnight last night according to multiple news reports. Todashev was a professional MMA fighter according to Michelle Malkin who linked to his professional record and posted a video of one of his fights.

Here’s the story from WFTV:

A friend of a man shot and killed by an FBI agent overnight said the victim was being questioned in connection to the Boston Marathon bombings. Khusen Taramov told WFTV the man’s name was Ibragim Todashev, but the FBI has not confirmed that.

“He had a ticket from New York, [and] from there, he was going to go back home. They were pushing him, saying, ‘Stay, don’t leave.’ They said, ‘We want to interview you one last time and talk to you a last time.’ And he decided to stay, and today’s interview was supposed to be the last time, and they said they were going to leave him alone,” said the victim’s friend, Khusen Taramov.

Gunshots rang out just before midnight at the Windhover condominium complex near Kirkman Avenue and Vineland Road.

In a brief statement, an FBI spokesperson confirmed that the shooting involved one of their agents.

The FBI said their agent was conducting official duties when he opened fire on the man.

WESH had more on the supposed connection between Todashev and the Tsarnaev brothers, that being Todashev and Tamerlan knowing each other as both competed in MMA:

A friend of the suspect said his friend, 27-year-old Ibragim Todashev, was being investigated as part of the Boston bombings and knew bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev because both were MMA fighters.

The man claims he and Todashev were interviewed by the FBI for nearly three hours on Tuesday.

Update: The AP has tweeted out that Todashev “became violent” during questioning:

BREAKING: FBI: Man shot dead in Fla had become violent during questioning in Boston bombing case.

— The Associated Press (@AP) May 22, 2013


Update from RT.com:

Kushen Taramov, a friend of the suspect, said he and Todashev were interviewed by FBI agents for nearly three hours on Tuesday in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings.

“(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,” WESH Orlando quoted Taramov as saying.

Taramov said after he concluded the interview, he came back to the apartments to discover there had been a shooting.

The FBI has not confirmed any link between Todashev and the Boston bombings, but Taramov told WKMG Local that the suspect had known Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who died from injuries sustained in a shootout with police days after the Boston Marathon bombing.

“Back when [Todashev] used to live in Boston, they used to hang out — not hang out — he knew him. They met a few times because [Todashev] was a MMA fighter and [Tsarnaev] was a boxer. They just knew each other. That’s it.” Taramov said.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nicholas-Wilson/1842933361 Nicholas Wilson

    …and the injuries the FBI agent sustained that were confirmed by the hospital staff that treated him for stitches he received when he was attacked with a knife? What about that?

    • Simon Valentine

      you are Wilson
      you tell us
      American jokes

    • VaudeVillain

      Obviously just a cover up for their cold-blooded murder. Todashev knew the truth, that the Tsarnaevs were set up by the lizard people, and he had to be silenced before he got the word out.

      Aliens are involved too, obviously. And also JFK.

    • Ittabena

      I was gonna say…

      But Simon did it better.

  • markkraft

    The FBI officer was stabbed twice, according to doctors. Due to the nature of these sorts of interviews, there is likely to be live recordings of the incident.

    He was about to sign a statement admitting to a role, along with Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, in an unsolved triple murder in Massachusetts in 2011.

  • Terri Knoll

    I’m not a conspiracy theorist by any means but this is sure strange. And two FBI agents involved in investigating the Boston bombing “fall” out of a helicopter? Strange goings on.

    • http://www.sacredgeometryinternational.com/ Camron Wiltshire

      You are thinking outside of established norms and narratives,
      therefore, according to the government you are a conspiracy theorist.
      Fly your freak flag proudly brother and welcome to the club 😉

    • Juan

      Greetings, oh mighty spambot. We long for your wisdom. Please tell us again how we can make oodles of money for doing almost nothing.

      • emperorreagan

        Be born into a good family, go to Yale, get a job in high finance.

        • Juan

          Now why didn’t that occur to me before I was born?

          • Andrew

            Keep it in mind next time.

          • emperorreagan

            When I die, I’ll make a brochure at the re-incarnation waiting center about how to pick your next incarnation.

    • Juan

      Wtf, really? Two FBI agents fell out of a helicopter? This is totally news to me.
      Pardon the cliche, but this whole Boston thing stinks to high heaven. It reads like . . . I dunno, incompetent evil in action.
      I have no idea, cuz I don’t watch, but was this on the tv “news?”

  • BuzzCoastin

    What did we learn from all this, Palmer?
    I don’t know, sir.
    I don’t fuckin’ know either. I guess we learned not to do it again.
    Yes, sir.
    I’m fucked if I know what we did.
    Yes, sir, it’s, uh, hard to say
    Jesus Fucking Christ.

    • DrDavidKelly

      Burn b4 reading

    • Boo_Radley

      Great underrated film.

  • Jeff Miller

    I hope people see some kind of pattern here. .lots of people “happen” to die around all these tragedies . OUR FUCKING GOVERNMENT IS RESPONSIBLE. THE U.S GOVERNMENT , THE C.I.A AND THE F.B.I. ARE THE THE BIGGEST TERRORISTS IN THE THE FUCKING WORLD …

    • Juan

      Oh man, talk about “conspiratorial ideation.” Why do you hate America?

  • DrDavidKelly

    PPPP >>> PPPatsi operation. If not it’s the worst terrorist operation ever. If I wanted to kill innocent US citizens (and I do) I’d be waaaaaaaaaaay better than this.

    • Tuna Ghost

      I think it’s rather more likely to be a really shitty terrorist operation performed by rank amateurs

      • DrDavidKelly

        egged on by shitty fbi operatives

        • Tuna Ghost

          It’s also possible, although a tad frightening, that everyone in this debacle are attempting to do their jobs and are just really really bad at it

          • $34266836

            Incompetence is usually more likely than malice.

          • Tuna Ghost

            I do see a lot more incompetence in the world than straight-up malice, this is true

    • Noah_Nine

      soooo… you wanna kill innocent US citizens,eh? well… good luck with that….

      am i the only person who noticed this?

      • DrDavidKelly

        No, you’re the only one who took it to heart.

  • believein1

    Why would he have attacked the interviewers if he was only going to be interviewed one last time? Why would he agree to stay if he was guilty?