An MIT campus officer responding to a robbery of a 7-11 in Cambridge, Mass. was shot and killed just after 10 pm ET and that set off a police chase and shootout with two suspects. During the shootout police identified the culprits as Suspect 1 and Suspect 2 from the FBI manhunt for the marathon bombers.
The suspects were identified as Tamarlan Tsarnaev, 26, and his brother Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19. Tamarlan was killed in the shootout with police and Dzhokhar is still at large. The brothers are of Chechen origin, and apparently a photographer did a photo essay on Tamarlan a few years ago (we’ve linked to the site, but we couldn’t ever get it to load, guess Photoshelter is having difficultly handling all the traffic this morning).
Police are still searching for Dzhokhar, and we’ll keep you updated with the latest information and the latest images of the manhunt for the Boston bombing suspect as they come in to Newscom.
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