Newly released documents tie former Patriots player Aaron Hernandez to a deadly and unsolved drive-by shooting in the South End.

According to a search warrant obtained from the Hartford Courant, Hernandez was there the night two men were gunned down in Boston’s South End in a drive-by shooting.

The warrant gives new information explaining why Boston police consider the former Pats star a suspect in the double-murder, and also gives information about a theory that Odin Lloyd’s death may have been because he knew what happened in South End and wasn’t keeping his mouth shut.

In July 2012, two men were gunned down after an SUV that the warrant links to Hernandez pulled up next to their car; someone sprayed half a dozen shots at them. The just released warrant says surveillance shows Hernandez getting in that SUV that night with Alexander Bradley.

The warrant says after Hernandez’s name was linked to Lloyd’s murder last summer, a Boston detective remembered seeing the football player on surveillance video while he was investigating the double homicide the summer before.

Then the warrant says Boston police got a call from a worker at the night-club where Hernandez and Lloyd were seen arguing. That worker told police that a man accidentally “spilled the beans” about the South End double murder in front of him.

What this new warrant doesn’t say is whether police have evidence that Aaron Hernandez actually fired any shots that night.

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