Skip to comments.Police eye second car in Watertown shootout after Boston bombing
Posted on 04/28/2013 7:20:35 AM PDT by maggief
Two cars, not one, appear to be at the center of the investigation into how the two brothers allegedly behind the Boston Marathon bombings carried out the fatal shooting of a police officer and the wounding of another during their final night rampage.
After the Cambridge shooting, the suspects carjacked a Mercedes 350 SUV at gunpoint, according to a federal affidavit. Both suspects rode in the SUV to Watertown, the affidavit says.
However, photographs obtained by NBC News and eyewitness accounts given to NBC News producers indicate that both a green Honda and black Mercedes SUV were parked at the scene of the Watertown shooting. Several people who were near the scene that night said the Honda was positioned behind the Mercedes.
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The only car Tamerlan owned at his death was a 1999 Honda CR-V, a small SUV.
How odd....I thought reports were that the bomber brothers ditched the Honda at another location while the hijacked victim of SUV was still being held hostage in Mercedes and before he escaped? Right? Am I wrong?
Something doesn’t sound right.... Both cars found together at scene of shoot out now?
When NBC and the police say look over here, they want to divert your attention.
This just in, Chief Moose is looking for a white van...
...his brother had left for the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, returning home only on the occasional weekend, as he did recently after damaging his 1999 green Honda Civic by texting while driving...
The driver of the SUV should be able to clear it up.
Early reports about the father back in Russia were that the father worked as a mechanic at a garage in Cambridge(even though he was a lawyer in his home country before he came to America). There were also interviews with another mechanic that said the brothers were always bringing in cars to fix to his shop.
Me thinks someone should be looking into who owns that garage and is it the same one that bombers father use to work for before he left the states.
On further investigation, this is a completely bogus story. Police reenacted the shootout scene using the actual vehicles; the 1999 green Honda Civic that Dzhokar had access to, and the carjacked black Merecedes SUV. The story does not indicate investigators are in doubt about where the vehicles came from.
The mechanic was Gilberto Junior of Junior’s Auto Body in Cambridge.
Both cars were at the shoot out, pictures were taken by a resident in house . Honda had the Coexist sticker. Speculation is brothers were loading items from Honda into SUV
Both brothers drove late-model Hondas, said Gilberto Junior, who owns a body shop a block away from their apartment. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev routinely recommended the shop to his friends who drove fancy cars, Junior said, but Dzhokhar was “just the passenger.”
I could find this timeline more credible if the shooter had been a trained special forces operative or if he had been armed with a fully automatic weapon. The timeline becomes even more suspect considering that Lanza had to apparently shoot his way into the school door, move to several areas of the school to find victims and end his own life. Am I missing something or just need to rearrange my tinfoil hat?
Like many other factoids, it has never been adequately explained and put into a complete timeline.
I read suitcases. There were bugging out.
So two Hondas...well if both were found near and at shootout scene..then we have a third suspect out there. ???
Something strange going on at that garage too. Drugs??
The better question is where were the vehicles finally found abandoned as it relates to the location of the shootout.
The one thing I want to know, exactly, is what time was the Mercedes carjacked, at what time did they receive the call from the owner (lessee), when did they get all the facts about the vehicle and what time did the “big” shootout occur?
The reason I ask is obviously the FBI was in charge of the show and why did they not know immediately the Mercedes had their version of On-Star on board, including his iPhone. Instead of confronting them in a residential neighborhood, just track them out of town and confront them in a more remote area. That would have avoided the whole lockdown.
I wonder now if everyone at the FBI carries a single bullet in their pocket? I say that to the administrators although I am sure they have infiltrated the ranks of the street agents as well.
IIRC, the wife’s car was in the shop for repairs and he went and picked it up before the repairs were done. Forgot which car it was.
You gotta give the crack reporters at NBC a little more credit. They just figured out that the brothers drove TWO cars to the shoot out. At least they finally figured it out. Maybe they'll soon realize that these guys might be terrorists.
According to ‘top secret’, very smart police sources, the 3rd suspect drove a white Bronco and was being called ‘juice’ or ‘OJ’.....developing.
That was supposedly a beat up ‘67 Mercedes wagon.
Just what we need...a white bronco chase.
Car repair, or stolen car chop shop? How many cars did the welfare recipients have?
The Chinese man explained about the cars in his interview. FBI is acting as if they discovered a nugget.
Apparently bomber#2 drove behind the hi jacked car. Bomber#1 was in the SUV. Then B#2’s car was running out of gas so they transferred their bomb paraphenalia and B#2 into the SUV. Later, the SUV was running out of gas...
Exactly...and what happened to the white Mercedes they reportedly picked up the day before??
That is what I remembered reading too! Now this article says both cars were found at scene of the shoot out in a watertowne neighborhood.
Who drove the Honda to the shoot out scene? It was supposedly left near the Watertowne armory I thought. ????
I have always thought that they were trying to make their way to a safe house. More cell members.
Thankfully these guys were as stupid as they were violent. Had they possessed even a shred of planning ability, they would've been across the Canadian border within 12 hours. It really raises questions about who built the bombs.
Another article about the mechanic.
Video: Junior Gilberto
Make that Gilberto Junior.
I thought I remembered seeing an overhead shot that showed both cars in the street as they exchanged gunfire. Too many cooks stirring the soup and to many more interested in pulling a veil over it than letting the pure truth out.
The coexist sticker was on the Chinese dudes SUV. That was why poked fun at the brother running over his big brother, in the carjacked car.
That was rather funny! Thanks for the laugh :)
Thanks for all the BB pings—alot is coming out.
I have to wonder why the “revelation” to NBC that the White Cap drove the green Honda to the scene. I’m allowing this “reporting” being permitted due to “real” editors/producers being too hung over from last night’s NerdProm to be at work...and some actual journalism happening in the news room.
Tomorrow the higher ups will be sober and the BB meme will be back to “what did America do to these hapless young men?”
LOL...sad thing is, you are probably right!
Have you seen a picture of the sticker on the SUV, or relying on the media reports. There was a picture posted of the Coexist sticker and it was not on a Mercedes SUV. I Doubt seriously the Chinese dude would have that sticker on a Mercedes.
Yes I did see the picture. If I have the time I will dig it up for you. Yes, Danny had that sticker. And no, I don’t rely of the media to direct me. Jeez
A car with a coexist bumper sticker does indeed show up in video from WHDH 7 in Boston. It is NOT the hijacked SUV. It is a small sedan, probably the ‘99 Honda Civic that Dzhokar was known to drive.
Police Say The Naked Man Arrested In Boston Was Not Tamerlan Tsarnaev
Both his nutty parents and his straight up Uncle say they are 100% certain this video is Tamerlan.
On Thursday night while police were hunting in Watertown, Mass. for bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, at one point they arrested a naked man who looks a lot like Tamerlan.
Police say the naked man is not Tamerlan, despite various conspiracy theories going around the Internet.
According to the official account, Tamerlan died after a shootout with cops, riddled with bullets and shrapnel before being run over by his brother who was fleeing the scene in an SUV.
Take a look: I dare you!
The Watertown police department got back to us via email just to say that the naked man was not Tamerlan Tsarnaev (pictured on right and in high-res here).
The shootout with the Tsarnaev brothers occurred on Laurel Street. The journalist interviewed in this video describes naked man’s capture near Nichols and Dexter, literally down the street from the shootout.
Naked man was apparently stripped, questioned, clothed, questioned some more, and reportedly let go. It’s likely police stripped him because they were under citywide bomb threat and wanted to make sure he didn’t have a suicide vest, but the police did not comment on that.
Needless to say, Business Insider is interested to hear Naked Man’s personal story send any tips to email@example.com.
I also saw the sticker on the Honda, the whole story of the terrorists being benevolent to someone because they had a Coexist sticker is just liberal suck, had nothing to do with sparing the Chinese dude...he escaped before they were through with him
I am still looking for the darn photo. I have no issue with being incorrect, I just didn’t recall it being on the Honda. I’ll keep looking - either way I will know the answer! Thanks
and the naked guy getting into the FBI car... what about him???
The picture is on post #1386
I probably linked it incorrectly, first time I’ve tried to do this.
I stand corrected, it IS the Honda that sticker is on.
Now, are we sure it was the Honda he was driving when he ran his brother over, or was it the suv? I’m getting more confused and my head hurts now! Gotta run out. Will check for more later. Thank you!
Not sure which vehicle he was driving when he ran over his brother. The two terrorist had both vehicles parked side by side on a residential street, the police were 75 yards behind them during the shoot out and the two took cover behind the front of the SUV. At some point the older brother charged the police and was gunned down about 25 yards in front of the police. While they were attempting to cuff him the younger brother turned a car around and drove at the police and then smashed between the two police cars and got away... It may have been his Honda as it is likely his older brother had been driving the SUV
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