Bomb Suspect Hospitalized in Serious Condition

Police say Tamerlan Tsarnaev, left, was killed in an early morning shootout in Watertown. Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, right, is believed to be at large.

The Boston Marathon bombings suspect captured in Friday’s manhunt remains in serious but stable condition at Beth Israel Hospital, WCVB reports.

Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis said Friday evening that Tsarnaev was taken to a hospital in serious condition, covered in blood. Davis said officials assumed his injuries occured during the gunfight in Watertown the evening before. Shots were fired at the boat where Tsarnaev was found hiding, but officials did not know if Tsarnaev was hit.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev cannot be interrogated due to his condition, WCVB also reported.

“We always want to take all the suspects alive, so we can find out what happened, why it happened and hold them for justice,” Davis said Friday night.

The other suspect in the bombings and Tsarnaev’s brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, died early Friday morning after post-midnight gunfight. Hospital officials said Tamerlan Tsarnaev was in traumautic arrest when he was brought to the hospital, suffering from a combination of a potential blast injury and gunshot wounds. Physicians spent about 10-15 minutes trying to recesitate him.

He was pronounced dead at 1:35 a.m. at Beth Israel Hospital, the same hospital where his brother is now under armed guard and that treated 24 bombing victims, including 12 who were still hospitalized as of Friday morning.

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