Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, the mother of the suspects, told ABC News he said, "The police, they have started shooting at us, they are chasing us." The older brother's last words were, according to his mother, "Mama, I love you."
ABC also reports his mother said the alleged terrorist wept during the phone call. Earlier in the night the brothers allegedly murdered MIT police officer Sean Collier before hijacking a car and fleeing to nearby Watertown, Mass., where Tamerlan was killed.
It's not clear from ABC's report if the mother also spoke with Dzhokhar, who moments later drove over his handcuffed brother with a car before successfully evading police for another day.
Tsarnaeva, who lives in Russia's Dagestan region, has refused to consider the guilt of her sons, alleging that they were framed by the FBI.
A June 2012 report by Natick Patch suggests the mother visited her sons in the U.S. on at least one occasion. According to the report, a middle-aged woman of the same name - whose residence was listed as a Cambridge apartment - was arrested for shoplifting at a Lord & Taylor department store "and charged with larceny over $250 (women's clothing valued at $1,624), and two counts of malicious/wanton damage/defacement to property."
Tamerlan Tsarnaev visited the Muslim regions of Dagestan and Chennya for six months last year. He was reportedly a devout Muslim and was married to a white American woman who converted from Christianity to Islam. Many media reports cast the older Tsarnaev brother as a bad influence on Dzhokhar, who returned to his dorm at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth after the bombing and even attended a party, the Boston Globe reported.
Dzhokhar was captured Friday after a manhunt in which local authorities locked down most of the city. The hospital where he is recovering was still treating 11 victims of the marathon bomb attacks on Monday, CBS reports.