Police: Friend ID'd Hernandez as shooter

(CNN) —Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez fired the shots that killed Odin Lloyd, a man who’d been with him told a mutual friend, according to a court document.
The conversations allegedly involved two people who were with Hernandez when he picked up Lloyd from his Boston apartment early on June 17, hours before a jogger found Lloyd’s body in a North Attleborough, Massachusetts, industrial park. All three men are now in custody.
Prosecutors accuse Hernandez, a standout tight end whom the New England Patriots cut soon after his June 26 arrest, of orchestrating Lloyd’s death. The 23-year-old is now in a Massachusetts jail; he has pleaded not guilty to murder charges.
The information in a document filed in Florida — as detailed by Miramar, Florida, police spokeswoman Tania Rues — may help authorities as they build their case against Hernandez as the triggerman.
Nearly 1,500 miles from the crime scene, Miramar is where Ernest Wallace turned himself into authorities on June 28 after seeing news reports that an arrest warrant had been issued for him. He was charged the next day with being an accessory after the fact of murder.
The other man arrested in the case — Carlos Ortiz, who hails from Hernandez’s hometown of Bristol, Connecticut — told authorities that Wallace told him Hernandez fired the shots that killed Lloyd, the document cited by the Miramar police spokeswoman says. The document was part of a search warrant executed at a Wallace family home.
This detail comes out the same day that, following a judge’s orders, Massachusetts authorities released a number of documents pertaining to the 27-year-old Lloyd’s death.
Among other details, these documents explain authorities’ account of an interaction with Hernandez at his southeast Massachusetts home after Lloyd’s death but before the football player’s arrest.
Hernandez at one point told police that he didn’t remember specifically when he last saw Lloyd. Later in the conversation, he “became argumentative” with two police officers questioning him, then went in his home and got a business card for his lawyer to give to them.
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