Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev died from gunshot wounds, blunt trauma, according to death certificate

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the Boston Marathon suspect whose life came to a violent end on a Watertown street, died from gunshot wounds to the torso and extremities and from blunt trauma to the head and torso, according to the death certificate issued by the Massachusetts medical examiner.

The document, viewed by the Globe on Friday, shows that Tsarnaev was pronounced dead at 1:35 a.m. April 19.

The death certificate also states that Tsarnaev was shot by police, and run over and dragged by a vehicle.

Quiet streets in Watertown erupted in mayhem early April 19 as the Tsarnaev brothers led police on a chase punctuated by exploding bombs and a frenzy of gunshots. As 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev lay wounded on the ground, his younger brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, got behind the wheel of a Mercedes SUV the siblings are accused of taking in a carjacking. In the ensuing frenzy, police said, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev hurtled toward his brother, ran over him, and dragged his body.


On Friday, Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s body arrived at a funeral home in Worcester.

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