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Crime2nd arrest made in shooting of David Ortiz

15:25  12 june  2019
15:25  12 june  2019 Source:   wcvb.com

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The latest on the shooting of former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz in the Dominican Republic. Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is recovering in Boston from a two-hour exploratory surgery after being shot at a bar in his native Dominican Republic.

2nd arrest made in shooting of David Ortiz© Michael Dwyer Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz tips his cap to the crowd during ceremonies before a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Boston, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

A second person has been arrested in the investigation into the shooting of former Red Sox star David Ortiz, according to ABC News.

The person is not suspected to be the person who shot Ortiz, and police are searching for a third person, ABC reported.

Ortiz was shot Sunday in the Dominican Republic and is now recovering from exploratory surgery in Boston, where he was flown Monday night.

David Ortiz in stable condition after being shot in Dominican Republic

David Ortiz in stable condition after being shot in Dominican Republic The Red Sox baseball legend was shot in the back while at a bar in his native Dominican Republic and rushed to the hospital, according to Dominican officials and the Red Sox. He underwent surgery and is expected to recover. Meanwhile, a suspect has been detained by police.

Watch CBSN Live. 2 nd arrest made in David Ortiz shooting . Eddy Vladimir Feliz Garcia, in custody in connection with the shooting of former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz , is transferred by police to court in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Tuesday, June 11, 2019.

On the evening of June 9, 2019, Dominican-American retired professional baseball player David Ortiz , formerly of the Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins, was shot and severely wounded while at a bar in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Another suspect connected to the shooting faces multiple charges in the Dominican Republic, including attempted homicide.

Eddy Feliz Garcia, 25, is accused of being the driver of the motorcycle on which the shooter arrived. His lawyer, Bunel Ramirez Meran, said that there is no legal distinction between being the perpetrator of the crime or an accomplice to that crime in the Dominican Republic.

Garcia is also facing charges of attempted homicide and intentionally causing injury through use of an illegal firearm, according to official charging papers obtained by ABC News. He has been remanded into custody for a year while legal proceedings are underway.

Meran told reporters that Garcia did not shoot at Ortiz and that the defense has declared Garcia's innocence.

Red Sox want to move Ortiz to Boston on team plane for further recovery

Red Sox want to move Ortiz to Boston on team plane for further recovery It was reported that Boston Red Sox legend David Ortiz was hospitalized in his native Dominican Republic with a gunshot wound to his lower back . Earlier reports indicated that Ortiz was in stable condition, but that doesn't mean he's necessarily out of the woods; Ortiz has been in intensive care dealing with organ damage, including the removal of part of his intestines, colon and gallbladder. Despite that horrifying piece of news, Ortiz is still expected to recover quickly. David Ortiz is in intensive care with organ damage but is expected to quickly recover, per @Enrique_Rojas1 https://t.

Ortiz returned to Boston for medical care after being shot in a bar Sunday, June 9, 2019, in his native Dominican Republic. A spokeswoman for the national prosecutor's office in the Dominican Republic says a second person has been arrested in the investigation into the shooting of former Red Sox

Ortiz was shot Sunday and is now recovering from exploratory surgery in Boston, where he was flown Monday night. Ortiz ’s wife, Tiffany, said in a statement earlier Tuesday that the player is “stable, awake and resting comfortably” in the intensive care unit at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Frank Félix Durán Mejia, a spokesman for the Dominican Republic National Police, told ABC News that Garcia confessed to his participation in the shooting.

Ortiz's wife, Tiffany, said in a statement earlier Tuesday that Ortix is "stable, awake and resting comfortably" in the intensive care unit at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is expected to remain there several days.

Dominican doctors removed Ortiz's gallbladder and part of his intestine.

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