The Watertown Shootout Reconstructed

Posted: January 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

Over the line, Smokey!

“Those streets in Watertown were the most complex crime scene in the history of the Massachusetts State Police,” Procopio said.

Photo-based diagrams of the explosions near the Boston Marathon finish line were published shortly after the event. However, similar images of the gun battle which took place in Watertown around 12:45 a.m. on Friday have not been available. This post is an attempt to construct a photo-based diagram of that event.

This reconstruction is based on various accounts, the cell phone photographs taken by Andrew Kitzenberg and here, and Google maps. Efforts to make sense of the shootout were hampered by early accounts stating that the vehicles came up Laurel Street from the east.  Now we know that they came from the west, off Dexter Avenue.  The position of the photographer was the second and third floors of the house marked as “cell phone.” The Honda Civic…

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