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Published On: Fri, Apr 19th, 2013

Reports claim one Boston bombing suspect dead after shootout, one police officer dead, new photo released

One Boston marathon bombing suspect has been shot dead and another is on the loose and believed to be “armed and dangerous”, police have said.

It follows a shootout in Watertown between the two suspects and dozens of armed officers after a policeman was shot dead at Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, nine miles from Boston city center.

UPDATE: Suspects identified – 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, of Cambridge, Mass., and his brother, 20-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev  — read more here

Boston Marathon bombing suspect in the white hat is still at large, this photo is a screenshot of the suspect from a 7/11 camera

Boston Marathon bombing suspect in the white hat is still at large, this photo is a screenshot of the suspect from a 7/11 camera

Boston Police commissioner Ed Davis said: “What we are looking for right now is a suspect consistent with the description of suspect number two – the white-capped individual who was involved in Monday’s bombing of the Boston Marathon.”

One suspect, seen in pictures released Thursday by the Federal Bureau of Investigation wearing a black hat, had been shot , said Timothy P. Alben of the Masschusetts State Police in a press conference early Friday morning. Authorities later confirmed that he had died. The other suspect, pictured in a white hat, was at large, likely extremely dangerous and the subject of a sweeping manhunt in Watertown, a quiet residential community near Boston.

“We believe this to be a terrorist,” said Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis. “We believe this to be a man who’s come here to kill people. We need to get him in custody.”

Here it how the NY Times summarized the events:

Police confirmed that, at around 10:30 p.m. there had been a robbery at a 7/11 store in Central Square, Cambridge, apparently by the white-hatted suspect.

Shortly afterward, a campus police officer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was shot and killed while responding to a suspicious incident. Police chased the two suspects, apparently in a black Mercedes SUV, to Watertown, where two residents of Laurel Street said they heard what sounded like firecrackers going off shortly before midnight. When they looked out of their windows, they saw the two young men taking cover behind the black Mercedes, in a shootout with dozens of police about 70 yards away. A transit police officer was shot, said a police spokesman, Dave Procopio, and was in serious condition.

A Watertown resident, Andrew Kitzenberg, 29, said he looked out his third-floor window to see two young men of slight build in jackets engaged in “constant gunfire” with police officers. A police SUV “drove towards the shooters,” he said, and was shot at until it was severely damaged. It rolled out of control, Mr. Kitzenberg said, and crashed into two cars in his driveway.

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  1. Manhunt for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Boston Marathon bombing suspect, shuts down city - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] The bombing suspects were identified as 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, of Cambridge, Mass., and his brother, 20-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed in an exchange of gunfire with police last night. […]

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