Crime scene tape is down, and the police have left, but residents in one quiet Orlando neighborhood are still trying to wrap their heads around an FBI shooting that left 27-year-old Ibrahim Todashev dead.
Todashev was being questioned Wednesday morning by a federal agent and other law enforcement about his connection with the Boston bombing suspects, as well as a 2011 triple murder in Waltham, Mass. Investigators said Todashev initiated a violent confrontation, at which point the unidentified agent shot and killed him.
"Basically, after you heard the gunshots, I mean not even couple minutes later, all this was swarming with cops," said neighbor Brian Carvajal.
Residents of the complex where Todashev lived said they saw agents camped out in the area for weeks and they had interviewed Todashev more than once, always late at night.
"We'd see people we had never seen before, just kind of sitting and watching, and kind of wondering why they were questioning him late at night," said Jason Hayes. "They had been parked right in the same area, watching for months," Carvajal added.
A sticker of an ak-47 is on the front of Todashev's apartment door, but neighbors described the mixed martial arts fighter as a nice, quiet man. They said they are anxious to learn the exact details surrounding his death.
The FBI has said it could be weeks, even months, before their investigation is complete, when they will release their findings to the public.