The father of Ibragim Todashev who was shot and killed by an FBI agent back in May in Orlando during an investigation over Boston Marathon bombing describes his son as a “conscientious and responsible” person who became an “innocent victim”.
My son “was a very good boy, and he wanted to live,” said Abdulbaki Todashev while speaking through a translator during a news conference on Tuesday, the Orlando Sentinel reported.
Mr. Todashev said he was still mourning his son’s death and therefore did not respond to questions by reporters and only read from a statement.
27-year old Ibragim was shot on May 22 when federal agents and police from Massachusetts and Florida were questioning him over his acquaintance with Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
Authorities first claimed that he was shot after attacking an FBI agent with a knife but later withdrew the assertion, saying it is not clear what happened on that day.
The FBI says is investigating the incident but at the same time has prevented the Orange-Osceola Medical Examiner’s Office from releasing the autopsy report of Todashev.
Mr. Todashev who has travelled from Chechnya to the United States to investigate his son’s death said that Ibragim was “disabled” due to a knee surgery when he was alone in the room with FBI agents.
Private investigators are looking into the shooting death at the request of the elder Todashev and the Council on American-Islamic Relations. They are now planning to talk with Ibragim’s friends and examine his apartment in Orlando.
Attorney Eric Ludin, the lawyer of Todashev family, said that his clients deserve to know what happened to their son on May 22.
“We aren’t going to comment on what we think happened inside that room,” Ludin said.