New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is likely to be arrested in connection with an alleged murder of a 27-year-old Boston man less than a mile away from his home.
A Boston.com sports producer said on Thursday he was hearing from law enforcement sources that an arrest was imminent. Sports Illustrated also reported on Thursday that “a source with knowledge of the investigation said that Hernandez’s arrest is likely.” Hernandez was swarmed on Wednesday as he was getting gas for his car.
Police have been speaking to Hernandez and have searched his home this week while investigating the apparent murder. On Wednesday, Fox 25 News in Boston reported law enforcement officials have not ruled out Hernandez as a suspect and believed he was “directly tied” to the murder of Odin Lloyd, whose body was found on Monday.
Fox 25 News reported that Lloyd had texted someone to indicate he was in a vehicle with Hernandez and two other men on the night of his death. When Hernandez returned home in the vehicle, only three men got out-and the victim was not on of them, according to Fox 25 News.
The station reported “forensic evidence” at the “crime scene” placed the vehicle Hernandez reportedly drove at the location.
In an unrelated case, a man who is alleging Hernandez shot him in the face in February after an argument at a Miami strip club refiled his lawsuit against Hernandez.