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Boston Police are narrowing their focus on former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, whom the believe may have been the shooter of a 2012 Boston double murder. They now say they have “probable cause” to believe Hernandez was not only the driver of the suspect vehicle used in the shooting of Daniel Abreu and Safiro Furtado but also the man who pulled the trigger, killing the two men.
There has been some conflicting reports from what police believe happened and what a survivor of the shooting claimed to have happened. According to the police reports, they believe Hernandez was the driver of the Toyota 4Runner and but according to a survivor, the fatal shots that killed two of his friends were fired from the backseat.
Investigators began focusing on Hernandez as a possible suspect in the case after he was arrested for the murder of Odin Lloyd back in June. After search warrants were executed in a house that belonged to Hernandez’s uncle in Bristol, Conn., police found the Toyota 4Runner they believed was used in the 2012 double murder.
Authorities also have footage of Hernandez at a Boston nightclub the same time as the victims and video of what they believe was Hernandez’s vehicle circling the victims right before firing into their vehicle.
Hernandez has not officially been named a suspect in the case and the reasons as to why police believe Hernandez was the trigger man are not clear. The section of the affidavit that explained their reasoning were blacked out from the public copy.
Hernandez is currently in jail awaiting trial for the first-degree murder of Odin Lloyd.