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Neighbor's Photos Show Shootout with Boston Bombers

April 23, 2013  | 

Boston Marathon bomber suspects engage police with an pressure-cooker IED (in red circle). Photo by Andrew Kitzenberg.
Boston Marathon bomber suspects engage police with an pressure-cooker IED (in red circle). Photo by Andrew Kitzenberg.

An entrepreneur and Watertown, Mass., resident has published photos and a first-hand account of the deadly gunfight between Boston Marathon bombing suspects and authorities on a residential street.

Andrew Kitzenberg posted the photos on his GetOnHand blog, before removing them Tuesday due to the ongoing investigation. Kitzenberg was working just after midnight Thursday when he heard several loud "pops." He looked out his window and photographed the gunfight as it unfolded with his iPhone 5. He spoke with CBS Boston about the experience.

The photos show Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev as well as the two vehicles they were driving—the green Honda Civic and carjacked Mercedez-Benz SUV. He watched as the two men exchanged gunfire with officers. The suspects went back to the car to get supplies during the gunfight, Kitzenberg writes.

His photos also show an exploded satchel bomb and the moments before the SUV runs down Tamerlan Tsarvaev and heads west on Laurel Street. A Watertown Police Department vehicle had crashed into Kitzenberg's driveway at the start of the gunfight.

Comments (6)

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Mark @ 4/23/2013 5:32 PM

I'm sure it was a scary situation, however, this guy had the wherewithal to take photos of the terrorists up close shooting at the cops. Dude, how about you gab a gun and end this? He had a perfect enfilade fire position on them. Help the cops out. Or let me guess, since it's Massachusetts you aren't allowed to have guns?

OfficerJason @ 4/22/2013 7:58 PM

Haha its Mass. They dislike everything about guns other than the money the gun manufacturers there bring to the state

Meh @ 4/23/2013 1:27 AM

Why didn't he take a video? Instead of grainy ass stills.. Atleast a grainy video has sound and you can tell the context of actions... This makes no sense, it's not at all convenient to take single picture of an action sequence when the same camera shoots videos. He had the brains to grab the camera and press the shoot button, but not to just shoot vid? Sounds dicey

annonymous @ 4/24/2013 5:06 PM

To those who are critical of the individual who took the pictures or used this site to vent their personal frustrations and or intelectual in adwquacies: grow up!!! Find a way to be a builder of others rahter than one who feels compelled to tear down. As my sainted dad once told me, Each person usually starts his or her daily journey with either an active or a subliminal desire to end the day with his or her dignity in tact. It's our job son to help them along that road!"

John Chalus @ 4/26/2013 12:32 PM

So you have one guy with a handgun holding off who knows how many policeman with shotguns, M4s, pistols with high capacity magazines and body armor. How the hell does this happen. Why didn't the police flank this guy or wait until his weapon was empty and rush him. Eliminate the threat or die trying. Navy SEAL Vietnam Vet.

Abe @ 4/27/2013 8:04 AM

Dude, it's all conspiracy just like 9/11. The whole story from the beginning was edited and released by FBI, none of the sophisticated press' tools involved independently. Do you think people outside there believe the story? Nope, because Jesus was not crucified. and this

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