Prosecutors looking to establish a tie between a 2012 double homicide in Boston and former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez expect to hear Thursday from a Bristol, Conn., man linked to the handgun reportedly used in the killings.
John A. Alcorn, who goes by the street name “Chicago,” is one of two men ordered to appear before a grand jury in Boston investigating the drive-by shooting on a highway overpass. Alcorn has ties to a cousin of Hernandez’s and also has been linked to a .38-caliber handgun reportedly used in the July 16, 2012, shooting deaths of Safiro Furtado, 28, and Daniel Abreu, 29.
That handgun was discovered in a briefcase in the trunk of a car involved in a three-vehicle crash June 21 in western Massachusetts. When state troopers questioned the woman driving the car, she said she had given a ride to several friends who are football players and that they left their belongings in her trunk.
She identified one of them as a friend she knew only as “Chicago.”
Alcorn, 21, is known by the street name “Chicago,” according to court documents on file in Bristol, where he was arrested in 2011 for disturbing the peace and failure to appear in court.
He also is a relative of a man who was married to a cousin of Hernandez. The cousin has been jailed for refusing to testify before a grand jury, the Associated Press reported.