Incredible Photos From The Boston Bombing Suspects’ Shoot-Out With Police

Before Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found hiding in a boat, he narrowly escaped a police shoot-out that left one officer injured and Tsarnaev’s brother, Tamerlan, dead. One neighbor, Andrew Kitzenberg, live-tweeted the whole thing.

1. The Tsarnaev brothers can be seen crouching behind a black SUV, firing at police.


Shoot out outside my room in Watertown. 62 Laurel st. #mit #boston #shooting http://t.co/Lvk7rtx1gV— Andrew Kitzenberg

2. After detonating a pressure cooker bomb, Tamerlan ran towards police, then collapsed. His body can be seen crumpled in the road near the police vehicles as Dzhokhar drives the SUV through to cordon.


Shoot out with 5 minutes of gun fire and pressure cooker bomb. #mit #boston #shooting #bombs http://t.co/0UDBNFzQZS— Andrew Kitzenberg

3. Police swarm a green sedan that the brothers had also hijacked. A police SUV can be seen crashed into a parked car at the bottom of the photo.


Crashed cop car with all windows shot out in our driveway #mit #boston #shooting http://t.co/70B9daEc30— Andrew Kitzenberg

4. The green vehicle was filled with ammo and explosives the brothers used in the standoff.


Green accord license: 116GC7 involved in shooting. Crashed cop car windows shot out. 62 laurel #mitshooting #boston http://t.co/BHFvp42UkC— Andrew Kitzenberg

5. A blast mark from the pressure cooker bomb can be seen in the road.


Site of the bomb explosion on laurel st. bomb detectors are out #mitshooting #boston #mit http://t.co/jjsqynbbzL— Andrew Kitzenberg

6. Backpacks potentially filled with explosives are left on the street.

Backpacks left on laurel st. Bomb squad is out #mit #mitshooting #boston http://t.co/0A3Mjmshkz

— AKitz (@Andrew Kitzenberg)

Backpacks left on laurel st. Bomb squad is out #mit #mitshooting #boston http://t.co/0A3Mjmshkz— Andrew Kitzenberg

7. A member of the bomb squad approaches the backpacks.

#mit #mitshooting #boston http://t.co/SpMhbgukvV

— AKitz (@Andrew Kitzenberg)

#mit #mitshooting #boston http://t.co/SpMhbgukvV— Andrew Kitzenberg

8. A bomb squad robot inspects the backpacks and the vehicle.

Bomb squad robot inspecting the back seat of the sedan #mitshooting #mit #boston http://t.co/gu8XCPu2JP

— AKitz (@Andrew Kitzenberg)

Bomb squad robot inspecting the back seat of the sedan #mitshooting #mit #boston http://t.co/gu8XCPu2JP— Andrew Kitzenberg

9. A bomb squad robot and the bomb squad agent approach the scene.

Bomb squad robot and body suit are inspecting the vehicle #mitshooting #mit #boston http://t.co/PTGqH6I2rR

— AKitz (@Andrew Kitzenberg)

Bomb squad robot and body suit are inspecting the vehicle #mitshooting #mit #boston http://t.co/PTGqH6I2rR— Andrew Kitzenberg

10. Police continue their search for Dzhokhar.

A dozen officer going into our yard at 62 laurel st. #mitshooting #mit #boston http://t.co/JiGvamx8Ze

— AKitz (@Andrew Kitzenberg)

A dozen officer going into our yard at 62 laurel st. #mitshooting #mit #boston http://t.co/JiGvamx8Ze— Andrew Kitzenberg

11. Going door to door in the neighborhood.

Ongoing search on laurel st #mitshooting #mit #boston http://t.co/bhdmH01Q1s

— AKitz (@Andrew Kitzenberg)

Ongoing search on laurel st #mitshooting #mit #boston http://t.co/bhdmH01Q1s— Andrew Kitzenberg

12. A stray bullet from the shoot-out entered Kitzenberg’s home and hit a computer chair. Notice the bullet hole in the calendar.

Bullet hole through our wall and the chair #mitshooting #mit #boston http://t.co/1MyuMduM7T

— AKitz (@Andrew Kitzenberg)

Bullet hole through our wall and the chair #mitshooting #mit #boston http://t.co/1MyuMduM7T— Andrew Kitzenberg

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