Miraculously, no cops died in the firefight – not even Richard Donohue, a transit cop, who nearly bled to death after a bullet pierced his femoral artery.
Instead, Donohue would live, and Tamerlan would die.
Himself wounded, the younger brother abandoned the Mercedes a half-mile from the shootout, fleeing on foot, and managing to elude scores of state, local and federal cops until the following evening, when he turned up hiding in a neighbor's tarp-covered boat.
"I’m wondering, what were they gonna do in New York? Sgt. MacLellan noted of the bombers. “Were they going to go after kids? Police officers? Were they going to some random place, try to kill whoever they could kill and then go out in a blaze of glory?"
Republished with permission of The New York Post