Officials: Chechen Man Shot in Apartment by Federal Agent Was Unarmed

Steve Neavling

A Chechen man killed by an FBI agent during an interview about his relationship with one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects was unarmed, the Washington Post reports.

What remains unclear is what instigated the fatal shooting by a federal agent.

“The FBI takes very seriously any shooting incidents involving our agents and as such we have an effective, time-tested process for addressing them internally,” FBI spokesman Paul Bresson said in a statement Wednesday. “The review process is thorough and objective and conducted as expeditiously as possible under the circumstances.”

At the time of the shooting, Ibragim Todashev was being interviewed in his apartment on the morning of May 22 about a triple murder.

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