Boston terror suspect’s shooting: What we know and don’t know – CNN

(CNN)Soon after Usaamah Rahim was killed by officers earlier this week, questions arose about his shooting death and his alleged terror plot.

Was the 26-year-old security guard simply the latest man to be shot dead by police? Authorities quickly showed a video to community leaders to counter the social media claim.

Was Rahim a radicalized religious extremist? The FBI said his social media posts point in that direction.

Rahim initially wanted to behead Islam critic Pamela Geller, who had organized a Prophet Mohammed cartoon drawing contest, law enforcement officials told CNN. But then he switched targets to police officers, because he found them easier to access.

Rahim was fatally shot Tuesday after waving a military knife at law enforcement officers in Boston.

As the investigation continues, questions remain open. From a possible ISIS connection to additional suspects in his case, here’s what we know and don’t know about the case.


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