The second suspect to be named in the Boston Marathon bombing has been identified as 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was reported shot and killed Thursday night. He is the brother of 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the other suspect, who remains on the run in the Boston area after a wild standoff with police early Friday morning.
The brothers appear to be legal permanent residents of the United States. They are from an area of Russia near Chechyna.
More from the AP:
A U.S. law enforcement official and the uncle of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings are confirming that the name of the second suspect is Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the older brother of Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19. Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed in a gun battle with police in Massachusetts overnight.
Three law enforcement officials, speaking on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the ongoing investigation, confirmed the bomb suspects were brothers. One of the officials and the men's uncle confirmed the identity of Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
The uncle, Ruslan Tsarni of Montgomery Village, Md., told The Associated Press that the men lived together near Boston and have been in the United States for about a ten years. They traveled here together from the Russian region near Chechnya.