5 Investigates uncovers evidence about friendly fire at Marathon bombing


5 Investigates has realized the discharge of a report taking a crucial look at the response to the Boston Marathon bombings will now be delayed till after the trial of accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

However, 5 Investigates has obtained unique data about friendly fire and communication throughout the aftermath of the terrorist assault — each issues which might be anticipated to be a part of this still-confidential report

A photograph obtained solely by 5 Investigates exhibits how shut a bullet got here to 2 undercover cops driving an unmarked state police truck throughout the hunt for the marathon bombing suspects in Watertown.

5 Investigates has realized greater than 10 pictures had been fired into the truck by one other officer from behind, blowing out the again window and narrowly lacking State Police Lt. Dan Wells and Boston Police Officer Kenny Conley. It all occurred on Adams Street, moments after the shootout with the Tsarnaev brothers about 4 blocks away.

Kevin Brewster and his neighbors heard the pictures ring out on Adams Street however had no concept that what they had been witnessing was a case of friendly fire. “I heard a lot of yelling, a lot of shouting, get down, bang, bang, bang,” mentioned Brewster, who caught the aftermath on digicam.

The burst of gunfire was triggered by an inaccurate report that the bombing suspects had stolen an unmarked state police pickup truck.

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