Now we are told that Dshokhar Tsarnaev is "clinging to life."
When he was taken into custody from the bottom of a boat in the backyard of a Watertown home Friday night, the suspect was bleeding badly and too weak to resist any longer, officials said.
Police believe Dzhokhar Tsarnaev he was initially wounded Thursday night in the gunbattle that killed his brother.
It is unclear whether Tsarnaev was hit again during a final volley before his arrest in the boat.
What they aren't talking about is the evidence that cops who first showed up on the scene were trigger happy. Allow me to repeat a bit that appeared in one of yesterday's posts, taken from this
"That boat's his baby. He takes care of it like you wouldn't believe. And they told him it's all shot up," Pizzuto said. "He's going to be heartbroken."
Erik Thompson, who lives across the street from the Henneberry's home, said he heard gunshots and saw law enforcement rush to the scene.
"There was some gunfire earlier which was almost immediately stopped. People were yelling to cease fire, and it seems to be focused on some homes across the street from where I am, which I think is the western side of the street," Thompson said.
It seems likely that Dshokhar was hit during that
burst of gunfire. I pause to let the reader contemplate the absurdity of firing on a guy hiding in a boat.
On the other hand, I don't really blame the first responders for being jumpy, considering all that had happened. But the police must be honest about these matters -- otherwise, the conspiracy theorists will seize upon any falsehood, however small or face-saving, and use it to "prove" that everything
we've read in the news is wrong.