Aaron Hernandez pulled trigger, says witness to 2012 double-murder

Aaron Hernandez is under investigation for the murder of Odin Lloyd and he is also being probed for a shooting outside a Boston nightclub.
Posted By Caroline Lee   |   Oct. 11, 2013 at 4:29 PM
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(UPI) -- Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, in addition to being indicted for the murder of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, is being investigated for a 2012 shooting outside a Boston nightclub that killed two men.

One of the survivors of the shooting has now said he recognized Hernandez as the shooter.

The man, who has remained anonymous, told his story to investigators. He did not realize the shooter was Hernandez until June.

"When I see his face, I just recognize his face. Compare his face that night to his face now. It's that face that I remember," he said.

A fight at Cure in Boston's South End took place between two groups of people on July 16, 2012. One of the groups allegedly included Hernandez. As the combatants left the club, an SUV pulled up beside a car and sprayed it with bullets, killing Danny Abreu and Safiro Furtado.

Abreu and Furtado were sitting in the front seats. The third passenger, riding in the back seat, was unharmed. The witness that has come forward says he was the third passenger, and described the whole incident to investigators.

They left at 2 a.m., closing time at Cure. Pulling up to a red light on Shawmut Avenue, getting ready to turn left onto Herald Street, an SUV suddenly pulled up next to them, he told investigators.

The man says he heard someone shout, "What up, Negroes?" and then the bullets started flying. "Things happened so fast. I was trying to defend myself," the witness said. "They were shooting everywhere inside the car, front to back. They just came to kill. That's it."

A grand jury will hear evidence to weigh an indictment for Hernandez's role in the murders.

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