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SportDavid Ortiz's condition upgraded to 'good;' prosecutors set to reveal motive, plot behind shooting

00:05  19 june  2019
00:05  19 june  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

Red Sox bringing David Ortiz back to Boston after shooting

Red Sox bringing David Ortiz back to Boston after shooting Red Sox icon David Ortiz, who underwent surgery following a shooting, is on his way back to Boston.

Prosecutors plan to reveal the motive and masterminds behind the botched hit on Red Sox legend David "Big Papi" Ortiz next week, authorities in the Dominican Republic announced late Friday. The public prosecutor of Santo Domingo East will also release a “full narrative of how the case happened.

Before the alleged shooting of David Ortiz , the suspect, Luis Alfredo Rivas-Clase, was also allegedly involved in an attempted homicide in Pennsylvania. Prosecutors plan to reveal the motive and masterminds behind the botched hit on Red Sox legend David "Big Papi" Ortiz next week, authorities

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David Ortiz's condition has been upgraded to "good," his wife Tiffany reported Wednesday, nine days after he was shot in his native Dominican Republic.

“This morning, David’s condition was upgraded to ‘good’ by his doctors and he continues to make progress with his recovery in the intensive care unit at Massachusetts General Hospital," Tiffany Ortiz said in a statement released by the Red Sox.

“We remain grateful to everyone who has helped David through this ordeal, both in the Dominican Republic and here in Boston. David’s journey to good health has been bolstered by the many expressions of love that have come to us from across the globe. Your support has lifted his spirits tremendously during this challenging time.”

David Ortiz shooting: Second suspect reportedly arrested in Dominican Republic

David Ortiz shooting: Second suspect reportedly arrested in Dominican Republic It is not known whether police consider the arrested man the shooter. News of the second arrest broke as the first suspect, Eddy Vladimir Feliz Garcia, was making an initial court apprearance in Santo Domingo. ABC News reported that Feliz Garcia was charged with attempted homicide, criminal association and intentionally causing injury through the use of an illegal firearm. MORE: Players offer well-wishes, support to Big Papi The Boston Globe reported that police wearing helmets and bulletproof vests escorted Feliz Garcia to his appearance before a judge.

Prosecutors plan to reveal the motive and masterminds behind the botched hit on Red Sox legend David "Big Papi" Ortiz next week, authorities in the Dominican Republic Late Thursday, three more people were arrested in connection with Ortiz ' s shooting in a nightclub in Santo Domingo Sunday.

Prosecutors plan to reveal the motive and masterminds behind the botched hit on Red Sox legend David "Big Papi" Ortiz next week, authorities in the Dominican Republic Late Thursday, three more people were arrested in connection with Ortiz ' s shooting in a nightclub in Santo Domingo Sunday.

The retired Red Sox star had been listed in "guarded" condition in recent days. He underwent surgery in the Dominican Republic following the shooting, and doctors removed his gallbladder and part of his intestines. He was then transported to Boston.

The 43-year-old Ortiz was at a Santo Domingo bar the night of June 9 when a suspect shot him at close range. Thus far, 11 people have been taken into custody in connection with the shooting. Boston's WCVB TV reports that prosecutors are expected to reveal the motive and plot behind the shooting Wednesday.

Ortiz, affectionately known as "Big Papi," was a 10-time All-Star who led the Red Sox to three World Series titles.

David Ortiz shooting was a hit gone wrong, police say.
The retired Red Sox star continues to recover from his injuries there, having been moved out of the intensive care unit. Ortiz was a 10-time All-Star who led the Red Sox to three World Series titles.

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