Tamerlan Tsarnaev called his mother, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, during his final moments to as he engaged in a furious gun battle with police early on Friday morning, it has emerged.
“The police, they have started shooting at us, they are chasing us,” Tamerlan Tsarnaev reportedly told his mother Zubeidat Tsarnaeva.
At the time the Boston bomber was hurling pressure cooker bombs at officers in the suburb of Watertown as he and his brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev fired more than 200 rounds.
Then, finally, before hanging up, Tamerlan Tsarnaev said: “Mama, I love you.”
When he ran out of bullet, police say Tamerlan Tsarnaev charged at police, before officers tackled him and he was finally run over by his brother Dzhokar.
Days earlier, reports The Wall Street Journal, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva had called her son after the bombings, concerned about his safety.
Shockingly, Tamerlan Tsarnaev had merely shrugged off her concern.
“Mama, why are you worrying?” he laughed.
This was not, however, the first time Tamerlan Tsarnaev dealt in troubling telephone calls.
Zubeidat Tsarnaeva and her husband Anzor Tsarnaev have claimed that their son Tamerlan received a call from the FBI accusing him of the attack, to which he responded: “That’s your problem.”
Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, who was killed following a shoot out with the police on April 19, called his mother two or three days after the Boston Marathon bombings to tell her about the call from the FBI, his father claimed.