BOSTON (CBS/AP) — A Florida prosecutor says a friend of one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects threatened an FBI agent and a Massachusetts state trooper with a long pole before the Chechen man was fatally shot.
State Attorney Jeff Ashton said in a report Tuesday the agent was justified in shooting Ibragim Todashev last May.
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The agent and the trooper were questioning Todashev about his involvement in a triple slaying in Waltham, Mass. Todashev was preparing a written statement confessing some involvement when he threw a coffee table on the officers and ran past them.
The report says Todashev was searching for something in his kitchen, and he returned carrying a pole over his head. He was then shot by the agent. According to the report Todashev was shot three times, fell to his knees and lunged at the officers. An officer then shot him four more times, resulting in his death.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Doug Cope reports