The person who allegedly shot David Ortiz has been arrested … officers introduced Wednesday — saying in addition they caught further suspects who they imagine had been additionally concerned within the taking pictures.
As we beforehand reported, Ortiz was shot within the again on Sunday evening as he was sitting in an outdoor patio space of a well-liked Dominican Republic nightclub.
D.R. cops say two younger males drove as much as the scene on a bike … when one among them received off to fire a single bullet into the Pink Sox legend’s decrease again.
Cops say the fellows tried to flee the scene on the bike afterward … however when it fell to the pavement — they tried to make a run for it on foot.
One of many guys — the alleged shooter — was in a position to escape … however the different suspect, Eddy Vladimir Feliz Garcia, was overwhelmed to a pulp on the scene by bystanders earlier than he was handed over to cops.
Now, D.R. officers are saying they’ve caught the suspected shooter and arrested him … and have additionally detained three further folks they are saying contributed to the assault.
Officers imagine the assault was orchestrated … and concerned 2 autos, one motorbike and several other people.
They are saying they now have 5 complete folks in custody … with just one suspect nonetheless at massive.
Cops say they imagine the attackers had been paid 400,000 pesos — the equal of $8,000 — for the taking pictures. Officers have but to find out a motive.
Throughout the press convention, officers offered the precise gun they imagine was used to shoot Ortiz.
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Large Papi underwent surgical procedure late Sunday evening to restore the harm the bullet precipitated … with surgeons saying they wanted to take away his gallbladder and components of his intestines.
David underwent a second procedure on Monday evening after he returned again to Boston.
In a press release launched Wednesday by Ortiz’s spouse, Tiffany Ortiz, she mentioned, “His situation is guarded and he’ll stay within the ICU for the approaching days, however he’s making good progress in direction of restoration.”