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DOJ finishes preliminary probe in Todashev death

August 8, 2013

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The top prosecutor in Orlando says he will review the circumstances that led to the fatal shooting of a Chechen immigrant during questioning by the FBI and other agents in Orlando about his ties to one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.

State Attorney Jeff Ashton said Thursday that he has received a preliminary report by the federal Department of Justice about their investigation into Ibragim Todashev’s death last May.

Ashton says there is no schedule for when he will complete his review.

Todashev was killed while being questioned by FBI agents and police from Massachusetts and Florida. Officials originally said Todashev lunged at an FBI agent with a knife. They later said it was no longer clear what happened.

An investigation was being led by the FBI.

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