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Ibragim Todashev, who was killed by the FBI during a questioning, was shot six times, once in the crown of his head, photos shown at a press conference in Moscow reveal. His father suspects it could have been a kill shot.
“I can show you the photos taken after the killing of my son. I have 16 photographs. I just would like to say that looking at these photos is like being in a movie. I only saw things like that in movies: shooting a person, and then the kill shot. Six shots in the body, one of them in the head,” Abdulbaki Todashev said at the press conference at RIA Novosti news agency in the Russian capital.
Originally posted by Valenz
I counted 7 versions of what took place that night in Ibragim Todashev's private apartment at 2 a.m.
The details surrounding the shooting of Ibragim Todashev, friend of Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, continue to be tweaked: Though officials said yesterday that Todashev was unarmed when he was shot, today a slightly different version of the story is emerging:
The New York Times reports that Todashev first knocked an FBI agent to the ground by tossing a table at him, then ran at him with a metal pole (possibly a broomstick) before being shot and killed. The Times cites a senior law enforcement official, and calls his account of the incident "the most detailed to date."
Citing a government official, USA Today reports that Todashev overturned the table, pushed the agent into a wall, and came at him with a pole. In this telling, the metal pole was "about the size of a broom handle." CBS Boston has basically the same story, citing multiple law enforcement officials.
CBS Boston adds the interesting detail that Todashev reportedly flipped the table as the agent looked down to read a text. It was apparently a message from the state trooper who was also in the room; he thought Todashev was growing agitated, and wanted to mention that to the agent without Todashev's knowledge.
All three accounts agree that Todashev ran at the agent again after the first few shots were fired, prompting the agent to shoot again, and that the agent required stitches for his injuries. Meanwhile, Todashev's father Abdulbaki publicized pictures (which have not been authenticated) of his son's dead body, said to have been taken by a friend, and accused the FBI of an "execution-style" killing, the AP reports. He claims Todashev had six gunshot wounds to his torso and one to the back of his head. He maintains his son was "100% unarmed," and says he was "tortured." His theory: "Maybe my son knew something, some information the police did not want to be made public. Maybe they wanted to silence my son."
Why was Ibragim Todashev, 27, killed as he was being questioned by the FBI in his Orlando apartment?
Todashev allegedly ran at the agent "with a metal pole" that "might have been a broomstick." If he was running with a large object in his hands when killed, how is there any doubt about what the object is?
P.S. And after all that, I spend the first half of this thread having to defend my right to not instantly believe everything the media tell me.
Originally posted by Tribunal
Either that or the media is just completely making stuff up, and didn't talk to any official.
The girl friend still seems really off to me. There is some thing strange with her. Like how she has been in California ever since she came back to the US. But her boy friend was killed in Florida and that is where his body is. Her mother is in the US military.