A man fatally shot overnight by the FBI in Orlando, Florida, was being investigated for a possible connection to the Boston Marathon bombings, a U.S. law enforcement official with direct knowledge of the case told CNN.
Ibragim Todashev knew both of the Tsarnaev brothers, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar, the official said.
The FBI shot Todashev in self-defense in an incident at Todashev's house, the official said.
Agents were led to Todashev, who had once lived in Boston, "through investigative leads," the official said. Todashev was from the Chechnya region, as were the Tsarnaev brothers.
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