Okay, playing off the last idea, the agent that died, even though they don’t like each other, maybe went to bat for the hero and said he wouldn’t do something like that… whatever that ends up being. After the agent is found dead and accused of the very crime the hero was, he knows he can’t just walk away. The man saved his job now he’s dead accused of the crime. His family will be left with no insurance or support.
Did that make sense?