HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- An associate of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez was ordered held on $1 million bond Tuesday following his arrest on charges that he opened fire outside a Connecticut nightclub after an assailant shot him in the leg.

Alexander Bradley was arraigned in Hartford Superior Court on charges of criminal possession of a firearm and criminal use of a firearm.

His attorney, Robert Pickering, told reporters that Bradley was attacked by a stranger without provocation and should be considered the victim in the case.

Bradley, 31, was part of a disturbance involving money Sunday that spilled outside of the Vevo Lounge Bar & Grill in Hartford’s South Meadows neighborhood, police said. After he was shot multiple times in the right thigh, he retrieved a gun from his car and tried to enter the nightclub, police said, before he opened fire.

Detectives recovered 11 shell casings from outside the club, Hartford police Lt. Brian Foley said, and Bradley’s handgun was reported stolen from Springfield, Mass.