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Manhunt for Marathon Bombers Follows Shooting Death of MIT Police Officer

Officials search an area at Massachusetts Institute of Technology following reports of a shooting, Friday, April 19, 2013, in Boston. State police say a campus police officer at the school has died from injuries in a shooting on the campus outside Boston. State police spokesman Dave Procopio says the shooting took place about 10:30 p.m. Thursday outside an MIT building. The injured officer was described as a male but no further information about him was released. The city continues to cope following Monday's explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Officials searched an area at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology early Friday, following reports of a shooting. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

[For more on this story, see this Chronicle article. Last updated: 11:51 a.m.]

The authorities identified the MIT police officer shot dead by the Boston Marathon bombing suspects as Sean A. Collier, 26, of Somerville, Mass. They said Officer Collier had been found in his car, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, roughly 10 minutes after the police rece…


Worthy Cause, Meet Bad Taste

It may not be a good sign when your plan to be the next Mark Zuckerberg gets you compared to the creators of Bumfights.

Jin Pan, a student at MIT, finds himself in just such a situation after his new Web site, HoboJacket, was denounced on Reddit, Ycombinator, and across the Internet. The site, which he built himself, intends to capitalize on college rivalries by using students’ competitiveness to clothe the homeless with rival-branded gear.

“This idea originated as a prank,” writes Mr. Pan. “I w…