FBI agent acted in defense during fatal shooting of friend of ma - 7News Boston WHDH-TV

FBI agent acted in defense during fatal shooting of friend of marathon suspect

Posted: Updated:
UNDATED (WHDH) - On Tuesday, a Florida prosecutor released a report on the deadly shooting of a friend of the marathon bombing suspect.

The Florida state attorney cleared the FBI agent, saying he acted in self defense.

"My conclusion is that the actions of the Special Agent of the FBI were justified in self-defense and in defense of another," a Florida State Attorney said.

Ibragim Todashev was killed by an FBI agent last May. At the time, he was being questioned about suspected bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Todashev admitted to being involved in a 2011 triple murder in Waltham, which investigators believe Tsarnaev was also involved in.

Special agents on the scene said Todashev hit one of them and then threatened them with a pole, forcing them to shoot and kill him.

To read this report, click here.


  • U.S. & World NewsMore>>

  • US pulls Peace Corps volunteers from Kenya

    US pulls Peace Corps volunteers from Kenya

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:55 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:55:03 GMT
    The Peace Corps says it is suspending its operations in Kenya and pulling out more than 50 volunteers because of security concerns.[more]
    The Peace Corps is suspending its programs in Kenya because of security concerns and is pulling more than 50 volunteers out of the country until threat levels decrease, the Peace Corps and State Department said Thursday.[more]
  • House advances lawsuit bill

    House advances lawsuit bill

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:53 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:53:46 GMT
    Republicans have cleared legislation for a vote in the House that authorizes the filing of an election-year lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of failing to implement the 4-year-old health care law.[more]
    Republicans have cleared legislation for a vote in the House that authorizes the filing of an election-year lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of failing to implement the 4-year-old health care law.[more]
  • Agents get subsidized 'Obamacare' using fake IDs

    Agents get subsidized 'Obamacare' using fake IDs

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:44 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:44:17 GMT
    Congress will hear testimony Wednesday detailing how undercover investigators used fake identities to get taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's law.[more]
    Undercover investigators using fake identities were able to secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law, congressional investigators said Wednesday.[more]
  • Stay Connected

  • Like Us on Facebook
  • Follow Us on Twitter
Powered by WorldNow

WHDH TV 7NBC WLVI TV CW56
Sunbeam Television Corp
7 Bulfinch Place
Boston, MA 02114

News Tips: (800) 280-TIPS
Tell Hank: (855) 247-HANK
Corporate Media Services: (800) 642-1551

Can't find something?
Connect with us here:
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WHDH. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.