Boston police commissioner Ed Davis has confirmed that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev killed his own brother Tamerlan by running him over with an SUV while officers were trying to arrest him.
Ed Davis told CNN he believes Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, died from being hit and dragged 40 feet by his own brother Dzhokhar.
Doctors revealed that Tamerlan Tsarnaev had been shot and appeared to have suffered a bomb blast, however his wounds from the tires of his stolen SUV appeared the most severe.
However, a medical examiner must still confirm the cause of death.
Authorities are investigating whether Dzhokar Tsarnaev ran over his brother Tamerlan as part of a suicide pact so that neither of them could be put on trial
According to law enforcement sources, Boston Marathon bombers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were determined not to be taken alive.
Authorities are reportedly investigating whether Dzhokar Tsarnaev, 19, ran over his brother Tamerlan as part of a suicide pact so that neither of them could be put on trial.
Later, as police closed in Dzhokar Tsarnaev reportedly put a gun in his mouth and pulled the trigger.
“These guys did not have an exit plan after the bombing, and from the way they have both ended up it looks like they planned on never being taken alive,” said a law enforcement source.
“Why else would this kid drive over his brother? It does not make any sense until you realize he also tried to take his own life. They had some sort of suivide pact worked out so they would not be taken alive.”
Boston police have identified Tamerlan Tsarnaev as the “black hat” bombing suspect, killed during the manhunt that followed.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev became a legal permanent resident, according to NBC, in 2007.
He died overnight in the firefight with police, suffering from “blast and potentially gunshot wounds …probably a blast injury [and] possibly shrapnel” throughout his trunk.
His brother, Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, aged 19, is surviving Boston bomber, named Suspect 2 by police, who was seen on CCTV wearing a white baseball cap.
Freelance photographer Johannes Hirn made Tamerlan Tsarnaev the subject of a photo essay, titled Will Box for Passport, taken before the boxer competed at National Golden Gloves competition in Salt Lake City. The captions give us a micro-profile of suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
Boston police have identified Tamerlan Tsarnaev as the “black hat” bombing suspect, killed during the manhunt that followed (Photo Johannes Hirn)
“Tamerlan, who studies at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston and wants to become an engineer, took the semester off from school to train for the competition.
Tamerlan fled Chechnya with his family because of the conflict in the early 90s, and lived for years in Kazakhstan before getting to the United States as a refugee.
Originally from Chechnya, but living in the United States since five years, Tamerlan says: <<I don’t have a single American friend, I don’t understand them.>>
If he wins enough fights… Tamerlan says he could be selected for the US Olympic team and be naturalized American. Unless his native Chechnya becomes independent, Tamerlan says he would rather compete for the United States than for Russia.
Tamerlan says he doesn’t drink or smoke anymore: <<God said no alcohol.>> A Muslim, he says: <<There are no values anymore>>, and worries that <<people can’t control themselves>>.”
Tamerlan Tsarnaev was arrested for domestic assault and battery in 2009 after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend, according to police records. A YouTube account linked with his Google Plus profile is focused on videos about Islam.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev was a competitive boxer for a club named Team Lowell, who won the Rocky Marciano Trophy for being New England Golden Gloves heavyweight champion in 2010. He did this while taking time off from school at Bunker Hill Community College, where he studied in hopes of being an engineer. He’s been boxing in the US since at least 2004, and his uncle told WBZ in Boston that he arrived in the United States in 2000 under refugee status.
The Lowell Sun wrote this about his bout at the Golden Gloves nationals in 2009: “In Team New England’s last bout of the night, Tamerlan Tsarnaev dropped a controversial decision to Lamar Fenner of Chicago in the 201-pound devision.
“After flooring Fenner with a huge punch that required an eight count, it seemed that Tsarnaev was in control of the whole fight.
“Yet somehow the judges saw it differently and awarded Fenner the decision, a decision that drew boos from the crowd.
“Team New England finished the first day of action with two wins and two losses.”
Johannes Hirn photo gallery features Tamerlan Tsarnaev’ss girlfriend at the time, and the caption reads:
“Tamerlan says his girlfriend is half Portuguese, half Italian girlfriend and converted to Islam: <<She’s beautiful, man!>>”
Other photo captions in the gallery:
“Tamerlan demonstrates a way of walking to strengthen the ankle muscles at the Wai Kru Mixed Martial Arts center. A native of Chechnya, Tamerlan says: <<In Russia, we used to train like this. Here nobody does it, I don’t know why!>>.
“Tamerlan says he loves the movie “Borat,” even though some of the jokes are a bit too much.”
One of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects is dead and the second is on the loose and said to be “armed and dangerous” after a dramatic shootout in the suburb of Watertown.
The terrorist, dubbed “Suspect 1” by the FBI, died in hospital after explosions and machine gun fire rocked the Watertown area hours after a police officer was shot dead at the nearby MIT campus.
Police warned the other, named “Suspect 2”, who was seen on CCTV wearing a white baseball cap was now on the run, adding: “We believe this to be a terrorist.”
Boston Police Chief Ed Davis tweeted: “One suspect dead. One at large. Armed and dangerous. White hat suspect at large.”
Boston descended into chaos on Friday morning as police dramatically held a suspect at gunpoint after multiple shots and explosions were heard in the suburb of Watertown.
One of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects is dead and the second is on the loose and said to be “armed and dangerous” after a dramatic shootout in the suburb of Watertown
The drama unfolded hours after the FBI released images of two men named as suspects in the deadly Boston Marathon attacks and the Boston Globe has said the two men involved in this evenings shoot-out are those same men.
Police screamed at reporters on the scene to turn off phones “if they want to live” as they hunted for the suspects – fearful that improvised explosives could be remotely detonated.
Dozens of police officers, FBI agents, national guard, K-9 units and SWAT teams rushed to Watertown after midnight after a reported car chase involving the two suspects in a black 2013 Mercedes.
According to eyewitness reports, two men believed to be in their early twenties engaged in a furious gun fight with dozens of police on a backstreet of Watertown.