At some point during this confrontation, police took a man into custody who had been stripped naked. This suspect has not been publicly identified.
Police maintain that there were only two shooters, so it is not clear how a third suspect would have been drawn into the situation. Police state that the man taken into custody was actually not involved and was soon released. Why he was arrested and marched naked down the street to a waiting police cruiser has not been explained.
An aunt of the two alleged bombers claims that the man seen in the video there was actually her older nephew, Tamerlan. If this is true, that would mean so-called Suspect #1 was taken into police custody uninjured, but showed up at the hospital a short time later critically injured.
"From head to toe, every region of his body had injuries." -Dr. David Schoenfeld
Corpse Photo of Tamerlan Dzhokhar aka Suspect #1
It is quite possible that this "third suspect" was indeed an innocent bystander inadvertently caught up in the incident. It is not unreasonable to believe that the situation was confusing, and certainly very dangerous. Nevertheless, we must also consider the possibility that perhaps, just perhaps the naked suspect was in fact Tamerlan. If this is true, it would be compelling evidence that he was not killed during the shootout, but rather murdered while in police custody.
That may sound far-fetched, even offensive to even consider that possibility, but given so many irregularities in the case, it must be considered. Especially too, when we see that police tried to kill Suspect #2, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Bombing Suspect Was Not Armed
The following clip is a bit of a talk from Alex Jones, but at about the 6:45 mark you can hear the suspects aunt adamantly state that the naked suspect taken into custody was her nephew, Tamerlan.