Former New England Patriot and Florida Gator, Aaron Hernandez, was in an SUV when someone inside the vehicle shot two people to death in Boston in 2012. This according to a recently released search warrant filed in Connecticut.
According to the Hartford Courant, the warrant goes into some details on the shooting deaths of Daniel Abreu and Safiro Furtado on the night of July 16, 2012.
While the warrant does not reveal who exactly pulled the trigger, or what the motive for the killing was, it does say that security cameras at a nightclub called Cure show Hernandez and an associate entering the club,
The associate is Alexander Bradley, who recently sued Hernandez for shooting him in the face outside of Tootsies Cabaret in Miami.
The warrant says Hernandez had two drinks and left the club after 10 minutes with Bradely. The two got in a Toyota 4Runner, with Hernandez driving.
According to the warrant, the SUV circled the block around the club slowly as the victims left in their own vehicle.
The Toyota 4Runner then pulled up next to the car the victims were riding in at a stoplight. That's when five or six shots were fired, killing Abreu and Furtado, says the warrant.
According to a witness who was sitting in the backseat of the victims' car, Hernandez was the trigger man.
The Toyota 4Runner was eventually recovered at the house of Hernandez's uncle. The gun used in the murder, a .38 caliber revolver, was recovered in a Springfield woman's car. The woman, 19-year-old Jailene Diaz-Ramos was arrested after she crashed her car on the highway. Diaz-Ramos told police the gun belonged to her friends, whom she once gave a ride to. She told police her friends were football players.
Back in June, Bradley filed a lawsuit against Hernandez. According to the suit, Hernandez and Bradley had a verbal altercation at Tootsies. The two left the strip club and got into a car. They headed up to Palm Beach, where Hernandez allegedly pulled out a gun and fired it.
The gunshot went off by Bradley's face, severely injuring his eye. As a result, Bradley suffered loss of his right eye and had to undergo multiple surgeries.
The original lawsuit was dismissed after some to an error in paperwork. The suit was re-filed, and Hernandez was served with papers in early July.
Keep New Times Broward-Palm Beach Free... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering South Florida with no paywalls.