Watertown, Mass. -- Boston's Police Commissioner says one of the two Boston Marathon bombing suspects is dead.
Commissioner Edward Davis posted on his Twitter that "Suspect 1," seen in surveillance images wearing a black hat, is dead. He adds that the "white hat suspect" is at large, and is armed and dangerous.
Surveillance images from a Cambridge, Massachusetts 7-Eleven shows "Suspect 2" Thursday night, wearing a gray hoodie.
MORE: MIT shooting triggers massive police operation
The development comes as police engaged in a gunfight, with
explosions heard, in Watertown, across the Charles River from Boston.
The Cambridge Police Department posted the following statement, shortly after 4 a.m. Friday:
Police are investigating a fatal shooting of MIT campus police officer
by two men who then committed an armed carjacking in Cambridge,
Middlesex Acting District Attorney Michael Pelgro, Cambridge Police
Commissioner Robert Haas, and MIT Police Chief John DiFava announced
At approximately 10:20 p.m. April 18, police received reports of shots
fired on the MIT campus. At 10:30 p.m., an MIT campus police officer was
found shot in his vehicle in the area of Vassar and Main streets.
According to authorities, the officer was found evidencing multiple
gunshot wounds. He was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital and
Authorities launched an immediate investigation into the circumstances
of the shooting. The investigation determined that two males were
involved in this shooting.
A short time later, police received reports of an armed carjacking by
two males in the area of Third Street in Cambridge. The victim was
carjacked at gunpoint by two males and was kept in the car with the
suspects for approximately a half hour. The victim was released at a gas
station on Memorial Drive in Cambridge. He was not injured.
Police immediately began a search for the vehicle and were in pursuit of
the vehicle into Watertown. At that time, explosive devices were
reportedly thrown from car by the suspects. The suspects and police also
exchanged gunfire in the area of Dexter and Laurel streets. During this
pursuit, an MBTA Police officer was seriously injured and transported
to the hospital.
During the pursuit, one suspect was critically injured and transported to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased. An extensive manhunt is ongoing in the Watertown area for the second suspect, who is believed to be armed and dangerous.
The case is being investigated by local, state and federal authorities
working in cooperation. The Massachusetts State Police Bomb Squad is
assessing and removing any potentially explosive devices that may have
been thrown on the street in Watertown by the suspects.
The investigation remains active and ongoing.
No further information is available at this time.