By Richard Esposito and Matthew DeLuca, NBC News
An FBI agent was involved in a deadly overnight shooting connected to the Boston Marathon bombing case.
The man who was shot, Ibragim Todashev, had been interviewed about his connections to the bombing suspects before by the FBI and started out cooperative, NBC sources said.
The suspect then went to attack the agent and was shot, the sources said.
The suspect is deceased, the FBI said.
“We are currently responding to a shooting incident involving an FBI special agent,” FBI Special Agent Dave Couvertier said in a statement to NBC News.
“The incident occurred in Orlando, Florida. The agent encountered the suspect while conducting official duties,” Couvertier said. “We do not have any further details at this time. We expect to have more information later this morning.”