Aaron Hernandez 'Victim,' Critically Wounded, Shot Twice More in Chest
Aaron Hernandez is being investigated for an unsolved double homicide in Boston.
BOSTON June 27, 2013— -- Odin Lloyd, who was allegedly killed by former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez, was shot three times as he twisted away in a futile attempt to avoid the gunshots, and then was shot two more times on each side of his chest, the prosecutor said today.
The details of the execution were made public as ABC News learned that Hernandez is being investigated for possible involvement in two more killings in a drive-by shooting in Boston in July 2012 that left two men dead.
And late tonight, authorities announced they were on the hunt for a surprise accomplice in that June 17 murder of Hernandez's friend Odin Lloyd. Officials refused to explain what role Ernest Wallace played in the crime but a wanted poster said he was "armed and dangerous" and wanted for "accessory after the fact of the murder of Odin Lloyd."
Carlos Ortiz of Bristol, Conn., has been arrested in connection with the Lloyd killing but officials have so far refused to explain Ortiz's role.
During a bail hearing in Attleborough, Mass., today, Bristol County Assistant District Attorney William McCauley said there is "an overwhelming amount of evidence demonstrating" Hernandez's guilt in the death of his friend Odin Lloyd, who was killed June 17.
McCauley also described a brutal death endured by Lloyd.
"As the victim was shot, he attempted to defend himself by putting up his arm," McCauley said. "The first round struck him in the outside of his forearm, traveled through the inside of the forearm and entered his body."
Lloyd, McCauley said, "began to turn and he was shot in the back two times." After that, Hernandez and his two accomplices "shot him twice through the chest," once on each side of the chest, McCauley said.
The prosecutor said investigators searched a condo leased by Hernandez Wednesday night, turning up boxes of .45-caliber bullets, the same caliber used to kill Lloyd.
Tonight Boston Police were outside of Hernandez's home; they declined to elaborate on their work except to say "it is an active and ongoing investigation." A source told WCVB, a Boston ABC affiliate, that the police are at the home in connection with a July 2012 drive-by shooting.
Massachusetts State Police were gathered at his home earlier today and when asked whether the search was a continuation of the investigation into Lloyd's killing, one detective told ABC News, "This is different."
On July 15, 2012, a car was ambushed with a barrage of bullets at the corner of Shawmut Avenue and Herald Street in Boston's South End. According to a Boston Police report, when officers responded at 2 a.m. they "located three individuals suffering from what appeared to be gunshot wounds. Two of the victims were pronounced deceased on scene."
One of the dead men was found behind the wheel, cops reported. The other was in the front passenger seat. The third victim was treated at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. The slain men were later identified as Daniel Jorge Correia de Abreu, 29, and Safiro Teixeira Furtado, 28, both of Dorchester, Mass.
Witnesses described to cops a grey SUV-style motor vehicle with Rhode Island plates seen fleeing the scene after the men were shot.
The drive-by shooting erupted hours after Hernandez was witnessed in a nightclub altercation, ABC News has learned.
His alleged involvement in the earlier shooting was described by four sources. Prosecutors say that shooting began with a dispute at a nightclub.
The Patriots have released the star player.
Hernandez's attorney has not replied to requests for comment.
Hernandez spent Wednesday night in jail after being charged with first-degree murder and weapons offenses after prosecutors accused him of "orchestrating" the execution of Odin Lloyd, 27, a semi-pro football player from Boston.
ABC News' Josh Margolin contributed to this report.