BOSTON (CBS) Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez will be charged in connection with the shooting death of a 27 year old Dorchester man a law enforcement source told WBZ NewsRadio 1030 on Friday.
According to that source an arrest warrant has been issued on a charge of obstruction of justice.
It is expected that State Police will be responsible for arresting Hernandez but it is not yet clear when and where Hernandez was going to be arrested.
The source added that it is possible that charges could eventually be upgraded.
The body of 27 year old Odin Lloyd of Dorchester was found Monday in a field in North Attleboro about half a mile from Hernandez s home. He had been shot in the head.
Lloyd was driving an SUV that had been rented in the name of Hernandez and was dating a woman who is the sister of Hernandez s fiancee.
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At first Hernandez was said to be cooperating with investigators but police sources said he stopped talking to police after he hired the Boston law firm of Ropes and Gray.
Earlier this week a lawsuit was filed in Florida accusing Hernandez of shooting a man in the face after an altercation at a strip club.