Dzhokhar Tsarnaev‘s last stand was more of a last cower.
A barrage of gunfire erupted on the typically quiet suburban street, turning it into a chaotic scene of loud blasts, nervous townspeople and a wounded fugitive.
Tsarnaev was trapped in the boat he crawled into for a last-ditch hideout.
Soon after the bullets started flying, Tsarnaev surrendered.
The Boston Marathon bombing suspect is thought to have holed up in the 22-foot boat behind a Watertown, Mass. home, after his shootout with the cops the night before. As he hid Friday, a citywide lockdown kept residents indoors.
Less than an hour after authorities lifted the order, local man David Henneberry walked into the backyard of his 67 Franklin St. home for a cigarette and spotted the suspected 19-year-old terrorist, stewing in his own blood. Henneberry dialed 911.
Police hurried to the scene around 7 p.m. and surrounded the boat. Henneberry’s neighbors tensed up in their houses as the final shootout inched closer. Other peered out their windows to see what they could.
User-generated cellphone videos that purportedly show the gunfight, frightened citizens and the fallout have been picked up by local news outlets. Boston stations, such as ABC 5 WCVB and Fox 25 WCVB, shared a video they say shows the last clash, as recorded from a nearby home.
An FBI officer stands in front of the boat at 67 Franklin St. in Watertown, Mass. where Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, was hiding.
The loud shots shook up Watertown close to where the previous night’s shootout occurred, when Tsarnaev’s older brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was shot dead.
During that fight, the suspects reportedly used the same type of bomb that detonated at the Boston Marathon, reported CBS News.
“They have explosives, some type of grenades,” a cop said during the shootout. “They are in between the houses down here. Shots fired, shots fired. Loud explosions!”
This time, however, Tsarnaev was wounded and incapable of eluding capture again. He finally surrendered and police were ordered to hold fire, authorities said.
Tsarnaev was taken to the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston where he is in serious condition.
President Barack Obama vowed Friday night to uncover the bombers’ motivation for killing three people and wounding many more at Monday’s race.
“Obviously tonight there are many unanswered questions,” Obama said. “Among them, why did young men who grew up and studied here, as part of our communities and country, resort to such violence?”