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Suspect in Shooting of Alexander Bradley Arrested

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    Leslie Randolph has been charged in connection with the shooting of Alexander Bradley.

    Hartford police have arrested a man accused of shooting a man who is involved in an ongoing investigation into former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez.

    The victim, Alexander Bradley, 30, of East Hartford, was shot three times in the leg after the Super Bowl on Sunday night at the Vevo Lounge Bar & Grill in Hartford.

    Police said Bradley also fired shots in the incident and has been arrested.

    Detectives from the Hartford Police Department Major Crimes Unit said they obtained an arrest warrant on Tuesday for Leslie Randolph, 29, of Hartford, the man suspected of shooting Bradley on Super Bowl Sunday.

    Police said here was an altercation in the bar about money, which turned violent once it spilled outside.

    Bradley was shot, then went to his car, grabbed a gun and started shooting into the bar, police said, citing video.

    Major Crimes Detectives, as well as the Hartford Police Emergency Response Team -- better known as the SWAT Team -- the Hartford Shooting Task Force and the Southington Police Department executed two search warrants for evidence. One was on Hillside Avenue in Hartford. The other was in Southington to take Randolph into custody and gather evidence at a home.

    Randolph was taken into custody. He is a convicted felon, according to police, and has been charged with first-degree assault, criminal use of a firearm and carrying a pistol without a permit.

    Randolph is being held on a $1 million bond and will be arraigned on Wednesday.

    Bradley has been charged with criminal possession of a firearm, criminal use of a firearm, reckless endangerment in the first degree, unlawful discharge of a firearm, stealing a firearm and obliterated serial numbers on a firearm.

    He is being held on $1 million bond and his attorney said Bradley is the victim in the case.

    Bradley is involved with an ongoing investigation into Hernandez, a Bristol, Conn, native who has been charged with the murder in connection with the death of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd in Massachusetts.

    Lloyd was found dead in an industrial park near Hernandez's North Attleboro, Mass. home over the summer. Lloyd was dating the sister of Hernandez's girlfriend.

    Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to the murder charge.

    A search warrant released in January also states that Boston police have been investigating whether Hernandez might have been the gunman in a 2012 double slaying in the city.

    Video footage from that night shows Bradley with Hernandez, according to additional warrants.

     

    Bradley also filed a lawsuit against Hernandez, claiming the former NFL tight end shot him in the face outside a Miami strip club, causing his to lose an eye.

    Hernandez invoked his Fifth Amendment right in that case.

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