HARTFORD, Conn. - A man was arrested and charged with felony assault and gun crimes stemming from the weekend shooting of an associate of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez outside a Connecticut nightclub, police said Wednesday.
Leslie Randolph, 29, of Hartford, was taken into custody Tuesday evening at
a home in Southington and was being held on $1 million bail, Hartford police
said. It wasn't immediately clear if Randolph had a lawyer. State court records
show he has previous convictions for threatening, drug and gun crimes and has
been in and out of jail over the past decade.
Bradley, 31, of East Hartford, also was being held on $1 million bail on gun charges. Police say he opened fire but didn't injure anyone outside the Hartford nightclub after being shot.
Authorities say Bradley was shot after a disturbance spilled outside the
Vevo Lounge Bar & Grill. Police say a wounded Bradley retrieved a gun from
his car and tried to enter the club before opening fire. Detectives recovered
11 shell casings outside the club, and Bradley's handgun was reported stolen
from Springfield, Mass., police Lt. Brian Foley said.
Hernandez, a former tight end for the New England Patriots, is detained on a murder charge in the death of Odin Lloyd, a semi-professional football player whose body was found June 17 near Hernandez's North Attleborough, Mass., home. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty. The Patriots released him on the day he was arrested.
Meanwhile, Boston police have linked both Hernandez and Bradley to a double homicide in July 2012. Police believe Hernandez and Bradley were in an SUV when someone inside the vehicle fatally shot Daniel Jorge Correia de Abreu and Safiro Teixeira Furtado in Boston's South End, according to a search warrant filed by Bristol, Conn., police. No one has been charged in the deaths.