Father of Chechen man shot by FBI trying to get answers in Florida

Todashev-autopsy-photoBy Amy Pavuk, Orlando Sentinel

The father of a Chechen man shot by an FBI agent in Orlando is in Florida, where he is trying to get answers about his son's death.

Hassan Shibly, executive director of the Florida Council on American Islamic Relations in Tampa, told the Orlando Sentinel his organization planned to meet Tuesday with Abdulbaki Todashev -- who traveled to the U.S. from Russia.

His son, 27-year-old Ibragim Todashev, was killed May 22 while he was being questioned by a Boston-based FBI agent, Massachusetts state troopers, and other law-enforcement officers.

Shibly said CAIR officials and Abdulbaki Todashev planned to discuss what options the family has, including taking legal action against the FBI.

"We're exploring those options right now," Shibly said.

Shibly said he also will update Todashev's father about the "troubling" information CAIR's independent investigation found.

The FBI has released little information about the Orlando shooting or explained publicly what transpired that night. (Read the full article)