New details emerge in case of man shot, killed by FBI in Orlando



ORLANDO, Fla. - Channel 9's Christopher Heath has uncovered new details about Ibragim Todashev.

Todashev was shot and killed by an FBI agent Wednesday and has been linked to a Boston bombing suspect.

Late Thursday, state and federal investigators were still at Todashev's Orlando apartment -- the site of Wednesday's fatal shooting.

Todashev's family told Heath Thursday that they don't want to talk about the case.

Todashev's widow emerged from the Orange County Medical Examiner's Office in tears Thursday after viewing her husband's body for the first time since he was killed.

The FBI said it traced Todashev from Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev and had originally wanted to talk to him about the bombing, but suddenly the investigation turned when agents discovered his connection to Boston wasn't the bombing but a triple murder in 2011 near Boston.

"He just recently got his green card," said Todashev friend Saeed Dunkaev.

Dunkaev was at the medical examiner's office with Todashev's widow. He maintains, despite what the FBI says, that Todashev had nothing to do with the triple homicide in Boston.

"Had he ever mentioned anything about this?" Heath asked Dunkaev.

"Nothing, nothing. The only thing he did was that fight with someone," said Dunkaev.

The fight he referred to took place in early May at an Orlando outlet mall. Todashev was still facing an aggravated battery charge from Orange County when he died.

Heath also learned that a $25,000 lien from Florida Hospital, related to a leg injury suffered by Todashev, was suddenly dismissed three weeks ago.

Todashev's father told Reuters on Thursday that he plans to fly to Orlando. He told the news service he suspects his son was tortured and killed.

Todashev's autopsy is expected to be completed Thursday but results may not be released until the case is closed.