BOSTON (AP) — A ballistics expert has testified that 56 bullets were fired at police in Watertown during a violent confrontation with the Boston Marathon bombers days after the 2013 attack.
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Cahill said 56 shell casings from a 9mm, semi-automatic Ruger handgun were found at the scene of a battle Tsarnaev and his brother, Tamerlan, had with police on April 19, 2013. Cahill said the same gun was used to kill MIT police Officer Sean Collier hours earlier.READ MORE: Rhode Island Home That Inspired 'The Conjuring' Horror Film Is For Sale
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers say it was Tamerlan Tsarnaev who shot Collier and used the gun during the battle with police. Dzhokhar is charged in the bombings, in Collier’s shooting and the Watertown confrontation. Tamerlan died following the shootout.
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