Dzhokhar Tsarnaev: 14 Revealing Facts About the Fugitive Bomb Suspect

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dzhokar TsarnaevWe are all reeling from news of the shootout in Boston last night. As of this moment, one of the suspects of the Boston Marathon bombings, Tamerlan Tsarnaev (age 26), was shot and killed. Meanwhile, his younger brother, 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, is still at large and reportedly heading toward Connecticut in a gray Honda CRV, license plates 316ES9. HOWEVER: Conflicting reports say the car has been recovered and he is not in it. Dzhokhar is considered armed and dangerous. Authorities are reportedly closing in. 

Details about both brothers are emerging. Here's what we know so far about the younger brother, still alive and at large, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

  1. Reportedly, Dzhokhar was born in Kyrgyzstan, a formerly Soviet but now independent country in central Asia, on July 22, 1993.
  2. He moved with his family to the U.S. in 2002 or 2003. He is here legally.
  3. Had been living in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  4. He was a student at UMASS in Dartmouth and was seen on campus after the bombing.
  5. Graduated from Cambridge Rindge and Latin School in 2011.
  6. While in high school, Dzhokhar was a wrestler who was once named athlete of the month. He was also named an all-star athlete by the Greater Boston League.
  7. Was awarded a $25,000 scholarship from the city of Cambridge.
  8. A friend of his describes him as "just a normal American kid."
  9. When contacted in the Russian city, Makhachkala, his father said this of him: "My son is a true angel. Dzhokhar is a second-year medical student in the U.S. He is such an intelligent boy. We expected him to come home on holidays here." NOW he is calling on his son to surrender, saying if he dies, "all hell will break loose."
  10. The Daily Mail is reporting that the brothers' mother, Zubeidat K. Tsarnaeva, was arrested last year for stealing $1,624 worth of clothing from department store Lord & Taylor in Natick, Massachusetts.
  11. He was hired as a lifeguard at Harvard. The aquatic director says, "He seemed like a very quiet, unassuming young man. He showed up on time, watched the water, rotated from position to position fine, got along well with students and swimmers there at the pool."
  12. He had a profile on VKontakte, a Russian Facebook-like social networking site. He listed his priorities as "career" and "money." His world view is listed as "Islam."
  13. NBC reports that Dzhokhar ran over his brother to elude the police.
  14. The media is pronouncing his first name as "Dja-har."

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Leele... Leeleeayati

With aLl dis details abt him, we still haven't seen why he blowed up boston... He doesn't sound like a criminal ... But am sure he will be caught alive...

bills... billsfan1104

I am waiting for Chris Matthews to apologize

nonmember avatar luvya123

I bet this was some sort of revenge for the arrest of their mother last year at the Lord and Taylor store.

Melan... MelanieJK

"We" know more than these 14 facts.   Go to the major news organizations for more.    Reuters,   AP,   etc.

femal... femaleMIKE

I hope they catch this SOB real soon. My town is on lockdown and I feel vulnerable at this time.  He could be anywhere.

nonmember avatar Troy

#15: american-hating leftist terrorist who got a free ride on the american taxpayer's dime and then proceeds to blow up us citizens...and liberals want to legalize 20 million and increase legal immigration...thanks to the lucifer left!

kelti... kelticmom

Actually, they just announced that the younger brother received his US citizenship last year, and also he would only have been 8 when he came over here. So he was pretty much a regular American kid.

nonmember avatar jess

Troy last time I checked there has never been a Mexican who has blown up a building in a terrorist attack and let's be honest that is what your referring to, especially since this guy was NOT and illegal immigrant.

nonmember avatar Lacy

couldnt agree more Troy. Keep em out and they wont have the chance to plan and carry out these terror attacks from within.

mguti... mgutierrez2

Poor kid... I bet his brother influenced him A LOT! And now that his brother is dead... he's running scared. I doubt hes dangerous. Just scared.. 

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