Did younger bomber KILL his own brother by running him over? Police chief’s dramatic account of firefight reveals suspect was still alive when he was hit by sibling’s car

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Did younger bomber KILL his own brother by running him over? Police chief’s dramatic account of firefight reveals suspect was still alive when he was hit by sibling’s car

  • Watertown Police Chief Deveau said Tamerlan Tsranaev, 26, marched towards police officers while shooting at them
  • ‘He all of a sudden comes out from under cover and just starts walking down the street, shooting at our police officers, trying to get closer,’ Deveau said
  • Suspect eventually ran out of ammunition and was tackled to the ground
  • His brother jumped behind the wheel of carjacked SUV and ran Tamerlan over, dragging his body a short distance
  • Over 200 rounds were fired in the span of 5-10 minutes
  • Police say suspects lobbed five crude bombs at them, at least one of them a pressure cooker explosive

The older of the two Chechen brothers suspected of bombing the Boston Marathon was wounded but alive following a police gun battle when his younger brother ran him over with a car, possibly causing his death.

Offering the first detailed account of the firefight, Police Chief Edward Deveau, of Watertown, Massachusetts, where the drama had unfolded early Friday morning, has revealed that 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev walked towards officers firing a gun before he ran out of ammunition and was tackled to the ground.

‘He all of a sudden comes out from under cover and just starts walking down the street, shooting at our police officers, trying to get closer,’ Deveau said.

Suspects: Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, left, was reportedly run over by his accomplice and younger brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19Suspects: Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, left, was reportedly run over by his accomplice and younger brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19
The drama unfolded after the suspects allegedly gunned down a police officer for MIT at the school's Cambridge campusGun battle: The drama unfolded after the suspects allegedly gunned down a police officer for MIT at the school’s Cambridge campus

‘Now, my closest officer is five to 10 feet away, and they’re exchanging gunfire between them. And he runs out of ammunition — the bad guy — and so one of my police officers comes off the side and tackles him in the street.’

He was in the process of being handcuffed by two or three officers when his younger brother, 19-year-old Dzhokhar, jumped behind the wheel of a black SUV the two hand allegedly carjacked earlier and barreled toward the group.

Officers who were restraining Tamerlan Tsarnaev got out of the way of the speeding vehicle, which ended up driving over the wounded suspect, the police chief told CNN.

According to Deveau, the 19-year-old suspect dragged his sibling’s body a short distance down the street and drove off. He later ditched the SUV and escaped on foot.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2312207/Did-younger-bomber-KILL-brother-running-Police-chiefs-dramatic-account-firefight-reveals-suspect-alive-hit-siblings-car.html#ixzz2R6dUKJkk
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