The Chechen immigrant who was fatally shot by an FBI agent in Florida during the course of a long interview was unarmed, multiple law enforcement say. Reports immediately following the May 22nd shooting of 27-year-old Ibragim Todashev indicated that he was killed when he tried to attack the FBI agent. It now appears that although there was some sort of physical altercation, Todashev did not have a weapon, contrary to previous reports.

Todashev was being questioned in regards to a grisly triple homicide in Waltham, Mass., on Sept. 11, 2011. The three victims were found inside an apartment with their throats slashed and marijuana scattered around their bodies. Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev knew one of the victims, and he was also friends with Todashev; the two men met through their involvement in mixed martial arts. Investigators say Todashev was not believed to have any role in the Boston Marathon bombing.

Todashev was killed in the early morning after a long stretch of interrogation that began the night before in his Orlando, Florida apartment. Officials said that before being shot, he had acknowledged involvement in the murders and had implicated Tsarnaev. Unidentified sources told a Boston Fox affiliate yesterday that Todashev was writing out a confession when he snapped, flipping a table over and lunging at an FBI agent with a knife. The agent sustained only minor scrapes and bruises.

But two separate officials tell the Washington Post and ABC News that Todashev was unarmed. And it appears Fox's sources may have been referring to an ornamental sword with a dull blade and a broken handle that hung on Todashev's wall. The Post reports that the FBI agent was alone in the room with Todashev when he was killed, and yesterday the Council on American-Islamic Relations' Florida chapter showed reporters photos of Todashev's corpse. The body had seven gunshot wounds, including one to the head.

CAIR is calling for an independent investigation into the shooting. Todashev's father said last week he did not believe the FBI's account. “My son could never commit a crime, I know my son too well,” Abdul-Baki Todashev, who lives in Chechnya, told the Daily Beast. “He worked helping disabled people in America and did sports, coached other sportsmen. The FBI made up their accusations.”

The FBI will not officially comment on the ongoing investigation beyond this statement, issued yesterday: "The FBI takes very seriously any shooting incidents involving our agents and as such we have an effective, time-tested process for addressing them internally. The review process is thorough and objective and conducted as expeditiously as possible under the circumstances."