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US rights group wants probes into suspect shooting

July 22, 2013 GMT

ORLANDO, Florida (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is asking investigators in Florida and Massachusetts to look into the death of a Chechen man who was fatally shot while being questioned about his ties to one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.

The ACLU in both states on Monday called on state authorities to investigate the roles of law enforcement in Ibragim Todashev’s death.

Todashev was killed in May while being questioned by FBI agents, Massachusetts state troopers and others.

Officials originally said Todashev lunged at an FBI agent with a knife. They later said it was no longer clear what happened.

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An investigation is being led by the FBI.

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