A man under surveillance by a federal terrorism task force was shot around 7 a.m. outside the CVS on Washington Street at West Roxbury Parkway. He was taken to Brigham and Women's Hospital, where he died.
Antoinette Antonio reports both an FBI agent and a Boston police officer opened fire when the man displayed what the Globe reports was a "military-style knife". The Globe quotes Police Commissioner William Evans as saying the man approached officers with the weapon and disregarded several demands to drop it.
Ibrahim Rahim, an imam who spent two decades at Masjid Al-Quran mosque in Dorchester, identifies the man as his brother, Usaama. In a Facebook posting, he paints a different picture:
This morning while at the bus stop in Boston, my youngest brother Usaama Rahim was waiting for the bus to go to his job. He was confronted by three Boston Police officers and subsequently shot in the back three times. He was on his cell phone with my dear father during the confrontation needing a witness. His last words to my father who heard the shots were:
I can't breathe!
Police are also swarmed Blue Ledge Drive behind the plaza.