An alleged autopsy photograph of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was leaked on Friday after he was deadly wounded in a firefight with police and then reportedly run over by his younger brother, Dzhokhar.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev, identified by the FBI as Suspect 1, wearing a black hat in the marathon bombings, arrived at Beth Israel Deconess Medical center around 1:20 a.m. Friday following a violent exchange of gunfire with police, during which he and his brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, hurled explosives at officers.
One witness of the firefight in which Tamerlan Tsarnaev was mortally wounded said the younger brother made his getaway in an SUV and that he ran over Tamerlan’s body as he fled.
Upon arriving at the hospital, Tamerlan Tsarnaev was unconscious and handcuffed.
The alleged autopsy picture of Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s body shows multiple gunshot wounds and a massive open gash that spans from the center of his chest to his back. Another smaller gash is located right below the larger wound.
The victim’s right shoulder and his face show signs of hemorrhaging. Some of the injuries could have been sustained during doctors’ attempts to revive him.
David Schoenfeld was one of the doctors who tried to resuscitate Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
“There was some discussion of who’s coming in,” Dr. David Schoenfeld told the Huffington Post.
“Is it the suspect? Is this a victim? Is it a police officer?”
“Ultimately that discussion died down quickly, because it doesn’t matter who’s coming in,” the doctor said.
“We’re going to treat them as best as we can, because you really don’t know who it is until the dust settles.”
Tamerlan Tsarnaev was pronounced dead at 1:35 a.m. and his body was turned over to law enforcement so that it could be examined by forensic experts.
Some witnesses of the firefight in which Tamerlan Tsarnaev was mortally wounded said they saw his younger brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, jump into an SUV to make his getaway and that he ran over Tamerlan’s body as he fled.