Tamerlan Tsarnaev (reportedly 26) has been identified as the first suspect who died overnight following a firefight with police. He is the "black hat" suspect.
“Black hat” suffered a gun shot wound during the fire fight. He also suffered “blast wounds” according to medical staff witnesses. He was taken to a local hospital and later pronounced dead by spokesman Captain Paul MacMillan.
The AP and NBC reported that Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev came to the U.S. from or near Chechnya.
NBC News' Pete Williams originally said earlier Friday morning that the two suspects likely had "foreign military training," and had been in the country for about a year. Later he said they were brothers, and added, "They were legal permanent residents. They were in this country legally, at least a year. They appear to be from Turkey, possibly Chechens from Turkey. That seems to be the nationality here."
Dzhokhar has several apparent years of history in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Born July 22, 1993, according to Williams, he attended Cambridge Rindge and Latin School and has a Massachusetts drivers' license.
NBC News later said that both men had been in the Boston area since 2003.