BOSTON – David Henneberry, a Watertown resident, remained fairly calm while he called 911.
It was 5 days after the Boston Marathon bombing and the search for the second suspect was still ongoing.
HENNEBERRY: “I have a boat in my yard. There’s blood all over the inside. There’s a person in the boat.”
911 OPERATOR: “Are you sure?”
HENNEBERRY: “I just looked in the boat.”
The 911 operator sent officers in the direction of Henneberry’s home, they had been searching for Tsarnaev the entire day, just one day after his brother was killed during a shoot out with police.
“I found something on the outside and I got nervous, and I looked in and I saw blood all over the floor of the boat and there’s a body in the boat… He didn’t move. He’s laying down alongside the engine, inside the boat.”
Shortly after confirming that Tsarnaev was in the boat, the shooting began. Nearly 250 shots were fired.
The Boston Police Superintendent insists the first shot did not come from a Boston officer and to this day still doesn’t know how it started.
Officers took Tsarnaev into custody as neighbors came outside to applaud law enforcement.