We started out with two lone wolves. Which is one more than a lone wolf should be. Now a third man, Ibragim Todashev, a Muslim associate of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was shot dead by an FBI agent. Presumably for cause.
So now maybe we have three lone wolves. Not counting the other three who helped cover up for the Tsarnaevs and have been charged for it. So now it’s six lone wolves.
That is a lot of lone wolves. Maybe it even counts as a pack of lone wolves.
The Florida story is still developing, but here is some of what we do know…
A man who was shot dead by an FBI agent late Tuesday night in Orlando knew one of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings, a man identified as friend of the victim said Wednesday.
The agent encountered the man while conducting official duties, agent Dave Couvertier said in a statement.
A man at the scene on Peregrine Avenue near Kirkman and Vineland roads who identified himself as a friend of the victim said the man knew Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the older brother suspected in the April 15 bombings that killed three and injured more than 260.
Khusen Taramov said he and his friend had no connection with the Boston bombings, but the FBI had been questioning them since then.
Miller reported that FBI agents went to Todashev’s apartment complex after midnight Wednesday morning to question him. Todashev had been on the bureau’s radar since Tsarnaev was identified as a suspect in the bombing.
“He had been interviewed along with a number of other people in the apartment complex, but the interest in him was higher because of a couple of factors: He was in contact with Tamerlan Tsarnaev. He had been to Boston to visit him, and he was planning a trip to Chechnya,” Miller said.
FBI agents went to question him overnight after there were indications that he canceled that trip, Miller said.
“In the encounter in the apartment, something went wrong,” Miller said.
Things often seem to go wrong when interacting with Muslims. Might be a lone wolf thing.