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Ibragim Todashev, killed by a FBI agent on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, knew both of the Tsarnaev brothers, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar, the Bostson Marathon bombing suspects. The FBI had followed Todashev for days.

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(CNN) — Ibragim Todashev, a man shot dead early Wednesday by an FBI agent in Orlando, Florida, has been connected to a 2011 triple homicide in Waltham, Massachusetts, according to a source close to investigators. And a law enforcement official told CNN’s Susan Candiotti that Todashev, who was acquainted with deceased Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was “directly involved” in the 2011 killings. Todashev was questioned overnight about those homicides and whether he played a role in the Boston bombings. “During questioning, it became clear that he was involved in the murders,” said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. There was a confrontation between Todashev and police during questioning, according to a second law enforcement official, which led to the shooting and Todashev’s death.

From CNN’s Ashleigh Banfield

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