Police Ran Out of Bullets, Rammed Suspects’ Car During Chase

Saturday, 20 Apr 2013 05:05 PM

By Greg Richter

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Some officers ran out of bullets during their shootout with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects and were forced to ram the suspects’ stolen car with a police cruiser.

The police car was disabled by the hail of gunfire still coming from the Tsarnaev brothers, The Washington Post reports.

Witness Andrew Kitzenberg told the Post that one of the shooters threw an explosive device at police, but it detonated without harming anyone. A second device blew up in the hand of 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev, but he continued shooting with a pistol in his other hand.

Police subdued him, and 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pointed a Mercedes SUV the pair had earlier hijacked at the officers. They jumped out of the way, but the wounded older brother was caught under the car and dragged for some distance down the street.

He was pronounced dead at a Boston hospital with wounds from head to toe, according to a doctor who treated him.

Police were unable to contain the younger Dzhokhar at the scene and the teen got away. Police found the abandoned SUV, and placed the city on lockdown for most of the next day. Dzhokhar was found hiding in a boat in a Watertown neighborhood almost a full day later and is in custody.

Immediately following Monday’s bombing the brothers had remained in the area and were lying low, the teen continuing with college activities.

When the FBI released surveillance video of the pair on Thursday, listing them as suspects, they made their move.

“They were looking to start something,” one official told the Post.

Security video showed the pair walking up to an MIT police officer sitting in his car and shooting him several times, once in the head. The shooting appeared to be unprovoked, and is believed by many to have been intended to initiate a confrontation with authorities.

They then hijacked the SUV from a man, forcing him to withdraw cash from an ATM and telling him they were the bombers. They let him go at a gas station, and when he called 911 the police pursuit began.




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