LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Friends and family reacted with shock on Friday as new details continue to emerge on 19-year-old fugitive suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is at the center of an ongoing manhunt following Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings.
KCBS Radio reporter Douglas Sovern told KNX 1070 a close friend from college who lives in Cambridge was in disbelief upon learning of Tsarnaev’s alleged involvement. According to Sovern, his friend’s son is close to the 19-year-old suspect. The man, who attended the marathon, narrowly avoided injury when two bombs went off at the finish line of the 26.2 mile race, killing three people and wounding 180 others.
“My friend, who survived this bombing by seconds, and then to find out that main the suspect they’re looking for is one of his son’s four best friends,” said Sovern.
“They’ve met him, they know his family, they can’t even believe it. They’re in shock.”