NPR Investigates What Happened During Watertown Shootout, Manhunt


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WBUR reporter and Watertown resident Bruce Gellerman set out to figure out exactly what happened during the Watertown Shootout and Manhunt, two years after the dramatic events in town.

Gellerman put together a two-part audio timeline of the events for National Public Radio covering the events of April 18 and 19, 2013, when the Boston Marathon Bombing suspects carjacked a Mercedes SUV and got into a shootout with Watertown Police and the manhunt and ultimate capture of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

The report played on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition includes interviews of Watertown Police, residents and police radio. Some of the interviews include information not included in the official report or presented at trial, in which the jury recently found Tsarnaev guilty.

He said the recently released report looking at the Boston Marathon Bombing response and the shootout and manhunt in Watertown got some things wrong, and some things left out.

Listen to the report here – Part 1, Part 2.

See previous Watertown News stories on the Watertown Shootout, Manhunt and Trial of Tsarnaev:

Watertown’s Day at Trial of Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect

Owner of Watertown Boat Describes Finding the Marathon Bombing Suspect

Jury Finds Tsarnaev Guilty on All Counts in the Marathon Bombing Trial

Watertown Police, Firefighters Get Medals at White House

Report Gives Mixed Reviews of Police During Search for Marathon Bomber

Councilor Wants a Community Forum on Watertown Shootout, Manhunt

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