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Aaron Hernandez

Patriots Star Sued

HE SHOT ME IN THE FACE

6/19/2013 12:06 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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2:45 PM PT -- Cops tell TMZ, Hernandez has NOT yet been identified as a suspect in the shooting, but that could change.

11:55 AM PT --
According to police reports, obtained by TMZ, the victim was discovered outside of a John Deere store in Riviera Beach, FL on Feb 13 around 6:48 AM. 

The manager of the store, who found Bradley, says the victim was bleeding from his head and one of his hands.

According to the police report, Bradley instructed the John Deere employee to call 911 and warned -- "Tell them to hurry -- I'm gonna bleed out."

When the employee tried to ask Bradley if he knew who shot him, Bradley replied, "I'm done talking -- it hurts too bad."

Emergency responders raced to the scene -- but when they arrived, Bradley was being difficult ... refusing to cooperate and being "rude" to personnel.

Eventually, cops say Bradley identified his attackers as being "both Hispanic and black males." 

According to the police report, he never identified Hernandez by name.

10:34 AM PT
-- Sources connected to the case tell us ... Bradley's legal team only dismissed the case because there was an error in the paperwork ... and they FULLY plan to REFILE the lawsuit TODAY.

We're also told ... Bradley will argue that the bullet initially struck him in the arm and continued traveling through his body until it struck him in the face .... blowing out his eyeball.

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New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was sued earlier this month for allegedly shooting a man in the face following an altercation at a Miami strip club ... TMZ has learned.

The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Florida on June 13 -- five days before investigators searched the NFL star's Massachusetts home in connection with a homicide investigation that appears to be unrelated.

According to the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, Hernandez and Alexander S. Bradley went to Tootsie's Cabaret in Miami on February 13, 2013 ... and during the outing, the two men got into an argument.

Bradley claims ... After the dispute, both men left the club -- and got into the same car which was heading to Palm Beach. During the ride, Aaron allegedly aimed his weapon at Bradley ... and the gun discharged, striking Bradley in the face.  

Bradley claims he suffered major injuries from the gunshot ... including the loss of his right eye.

Bradley also claimed he required major surgery to reconstruct his face ... which required plates and screws. Bradley also claims he suffered damage to his right hand and arm, which also required surgery.

There's more -- Bradley claims Aaron was not licensed to carry a firearm in the first place.

Bradley demanded more than $100,000.

But just 4 days after Bradley filed the lawsuit, the case was DISMISSED.

We reached out to Aaron's people for comment -- so far, no word back.

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58 COMMENTS

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16.

Spanky    

Wow!! If this is true why hasn't he been charged????

455 days ago
17.

Her Imperial and Royal Majesty    

NFL = National Felons' League

455 days ago
18.

Italia    

ONLY $100,000? I would have sued him for millions.

455 days ago
19.

CoconutScrimp    

He is so fine! ¡Que rico!

455 days ago
20.

broncosgodess    

woah I thought is was the dead guy that had filed suit... guess not.

455 days ago
21.

Aaron Jenkins    

This just keeps getting worse for the Patriots TE http://snip.ps/hnx

455 days ago
22.

Jenn    

Call me crazy, but I think if an acquaintance shot me in the face, I'd be more concerned with pressing criminal charges than trying to milk them for money. And don't police usually get involved when people come to the ER with gunshot wounds? This story makes no sense.

455 days ago
23.

Richard Clark    

Now lookie here-- I'z be guilty

455 days ago
24.

Lisa    

"I just shot Marvin in the face!"

455 days ago
25.

Sonja    

WTH, how do you should someone in the face, while in a car together and NOT get arrested, charged etc?? Not into football but you'd think this would have made the New England sports news when it happened.

455 days ago
26.

Barbarascy    

This makes NO sense. If Hernandez shot somebody I would think he would be sitting in jail. If he had shot me that's where he would be. THEN I would pursue damages and medical expenses. The accuser looks a little shady here. I'm not saying that what he is claiming is not true. But don't you think the police would have arrested Hernandez?

455 days ago
27.

annie    

horribly disturbing if true. if so, he's a thug that should be kept away from society. I always wonder why people put sports celebs in such high regards when we don't know them personally, and with the angst filled manner of their hormone driven game, I feel many cannot be trusted.

455 days ago
28.

deeanah21    

So is der a cover up going on? Im confused

455 days ago
29.

whim.....    

WOW......another Florida connection. What's in the water down there!

454 days ago
30.

Username     

National felon league ...coincidence they don't like gays? Or comes with the territory?

454 days ago
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