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Police say the Marathon bombing suspects fired on them in Watertown from behind the SUV they had stolen in a carjacking.
Essdras M. Suarez/Globe Staff
Watertown resident Andrew Kitzenberg shot photos of the shoot-out from the third floor of his home.
“It sounded like fireworks or firecrackers — you know, ‘pop-pop-pop-pop,’ ” Kitzenberg said, recalling the gun battle outside his door.
Shortly after the gunfire began, Kitzenberg said, he watched the two suspects hurl explosives at police.
As events unfolded, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, would be killed, shot by police then run over by his younger brother, Dzhokhar, 19, in his desperate attempt to escape.
As soon as the black SUV driven by Dzhokhar Tsarnaev left the street, officers rushed toward the green sedan and the spot of the shooting.
A member of the bomb squad inspected a blast mark in the street where a large explosion had taken place.
Heavily armed agents descended on the scene after the shoot-out.
The vehicle at the bottom of the photo was aimed at the suspects to draw fire by a Watertown police officer, who exited the vehicle before sending it toward them.
The intersection of Dexter and Nichols streets was blocked off after the shoot-out.
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