Aaron Hernandez may have been involved in a drive by shooting on July 16, 2012 in Boston. A search warrant released in Superior Court in Bristol, CT, reveals that Boston police believe former New England Patriot tight end Aaron Hernandez was in an SUV that performed a drive by shooting on two men, Daniel Abreu and Safiro Furtado.
According to the warrant, surveillance video shows silver SUV circling the block outside of The Cure night club in Boston. A group of five men exited the club and made their way to a BMW. Following the BMW, the SUV pulled up next to the vehicle at a stoplight and opened fire. The BMW was sprayed with bullets from either a.357 or.38 caliber pistol. Abreu and Furtado were killed, and one other passenger was injured. The warrant reveals that Aaron Hernandez is believed to have been in the vehicle, although it is unclear whether or not he was the shooter.
The warrant is looking to seize phone records from one of the men known to be in the SUV that night, Alexander Bradley. Bradley has been serving prison time in Hartford Correctional Center since fall 2013. He was charged as a fugitive witness because he failed to show up for a subpoena appearance in a grand jury hearing for the double homicide. Detectives had been informed that Bradley discussed Aaron Hernandez and details from the Boston shooting between October 4 and 15.
Hernandez is currently under investigation in the shooting death of Odin Lloyd near his North Attleborough, Massachusetts home. The details of the Boston drive-by shooting came to light as a result of the Lloyd shooting. A detective looking into the murder remembered seeing Aaron Hernandez on the surveillance footage from the 2012 drive-by shooting.
The footage reveals Bradley and Hernandez going from the same night club to a nearby parking garage where they entered the silver Toyota 4runner. Around 2 am, the same vehicle showed up outside the night club and followed the BMW to the stop light. The 4Runner was recovered at Aaron Hernandez’ uncle’s home in the Lloyd murder investigation.
It seems that the criminal activity of Aaron Hernandez goes deeper than even originally thought. Besides the drive-by shooting and murder of Odin Lloyd, Hernandez has been implicated in multiple gun running rings.