• Former Hernandez associate facing charges after Hartford shooting


    HARTFORD, Conn. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- A former associate of Aaron Hernandez was brought into the Hartford Police Department Monday afternoon to be booked after an overnight shooting outside a bar.

    Officials tell FOX 25 Alexander Bradley was shot in the leg at a bar called Vevo in Hartford.

    During a press conference Monday morning, officials said there was a fight inside the bar that continued outside. Bradley was shot during the altercation. Investigators allege he then went to his car, got a firearm, and fired shots.

    Hartford Police Lt. Brian Foley told FOX 25 Bradley "shot up the front of the bar, essentially."

    Police responded to the scene after receiving reports of shots fired. They pulled over a car near the scene and Bradley fell out of it. He was transported to Hartford Hospital with three gunshot wounds to his thigh.

    Monday evening, Hartford law enforcement officials held a press conference, stating that the argument Bradley and the person who shot him got into was over money.

    The press conference also revealed that the gun Bradley used was one of 111 guns that had been stolen out of a collection in Springfield, Mass.

    Bradley remained in police custody at the hospital, where he received treatment for what are considered non-life threatening injuries. He was transported to the Hartford Police Department after being discharged from the hospital.

    Bradley was expected to be arraigned on reckless endangerment and other gun-related charges including stealing a firearm and unlawful use and possession of a firearm on Monday. The arraignment was rescheduled, however, for what Lt. Foley called a medical reason.

    Investigators said it is unclear who shot Bradley and whether or not the incident was connected to the Hernandez case. Hartford police are looking for information on the identity of the person who shot Bradley.

    Lt. Foley told FOX 25 Boston homicide investigators contacted him Monday morning about the shooting. He said that it is standard protocol for his department to contact other law enforcement agencies if a suspect is involved in a case that agency is investigating.

    The shooting is under investigation by the Hartford Major Crimes Unit.

    This is just the latest incident for Bradley, who was once the right-hand man of Aaron Hernandez, but he is now suing him.

    For years, Bradley was a driver, errand boy, and go-to guy for the former New England Patriot. That was until the two had a falling out and Hernandez allegedly shot Bradley in the face following an argument at a strip club outside Miami last February, causing Bradley to lose an eye.

    Bradley is seeking $100,000 in damages in his suit against Hernandez, who has pleaded the fifth.

    The Connecticut resident also testified before a grand jury investigating a double murder in Boston, in which Hernandez is a suspect.

    Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to murder and weapons charges in the June 2013 shooting death of Odin Lloyd. He is due in court this Friday.

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