There appear to be ties between a former mixed martial arts fighter who was fatally shot by an FBI agent in Florida early Wednesday morning and one of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing. Ibragim Todashev, of Orlando, became involved in a "violent confrontation" while an unidentified FBI agent was conducting official duties, said FBI Agent Dave Couvertier in a statement. 

"The agent, along with other law enforcement personnel, were interviewing an individual in connection with the Boston Marathon bombing investigation when a violent confrontation was initiated by the subject," the statement read. "During the confrontation, the individual was killed and the agent sustained non-life threatening injuries. As this incident is under review, we have no further details at this time."

Khusen Taramov, who was at the scene and identified himself as the victim's friend, said Todashev, 27, knew Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the 26-year-old former amateur boxer suspected in the April 15 bombings that killed three and injured more than 260, MyFoxOrlando.com reports.

Read more on FoxNews.com, and get the statement from the FBI Boston Division in response to the Orlando shooting:

"The FBI is currently reviewing a shooting incident involving an FBI special agent. Based on preliminary information, the incident occurred in Orlando, Florida during the early morning hours of May 22, 2013.

The agent, two Massachusetts State Police troopers, and other law enforcement personnel were interviewing an individual in connection with the Boston Marathon bombing investigation when a violent confrontation was initiated by the individual.

During the confrontation, the individual was killed and the agent sustained non-life threatening injuries. As this incident is under review, we have no further details at this time."