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CrimeLeader of attack on David Ortiz was paid about $7,800, police say

07:05  13 june  2019
07:05  13 june  2019 Source:   wcvb.com

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Police say surveillance video from the street outside the bar shows people in two cars staking out the area The coordinator of the attack on former Red Sox superstar David Ortiz was offered 400,000 Dominican pesos to orchestrate the attack , according to Maj.

Report: Police believe drug lord ordered hit on David Ortiz over suspected affair. Police in the Dominican Republic are reportedly looking into the possibility that the man who shot David Ortiz on Sunday night was hired to kill the former MLB star.

Leader of attack on David Ortiz was paid about $7,800, police say© Provided by Hearst Television, Inc. The chief of the Dominican National Police shows the firearm he said was used to shoot David Ortiz

The coordinator of the attack on former Red Sox superstar David Ortiz was offered 400,000 Dominican pesos to orchestrate the attack, according to Maj. Gen. Ney Aldrin Bautista Almonte, national police director.

That's equivalent to about $7,800.

Bautista and Chief Prosecutor Jean Alain Rodríguez spoke to reporters Wednesday but declined to give a motive for the shooting at a popular Santo Domingo bar Sunday night or say who had hired the attackers.

An alleged gunman and five accomplices have been detained in connection with the shooting, they said.

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.

The suspects who ambushed former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz at a nightclub in the Dominican Republic got paid $ 7 , 800 for the hit, authorities said . Shortly after the shooting, Ortiz was rushed to a local hospital and treated for bleeding in his liver and having portions of his intestines and

Alleged coordinator of David Ortiz shooting reportedly paid $ 7 , 800 to carry out attack , police say . Meanwhile, in Boston, Ortiz 's wife said in statement that the former Red Sox slugger was able to sit up and take some steps as he recuperates in the intensive care unit at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Leader of attack on David Ortiz was paid about $7,800, police say© Provided by Hearst Television, Inc. Rolfy Ferreyra Cruz "At this moment, they are being interrogated, and we will continue deepening the investigation to get to the truth about what happened," Rodríguez said.

Four other suspects are also being pursued in the shooting, which witnesses said was carried out by two men on a motorcycle, assisted by two other groups of people in cars.

"Nobody involved in this unfortunate episode will escape justice, neither those who carried it out nor the mastermind," Rodríguez said.

"We recognize the symbolism that David Ortiz represents, and we promise that this case will be cleared up completely," Bautista said.

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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.

Police have said the coordinator of the attack was offered 400,000 Dominican pesos, or about $ 7 , 800 , to orchestrate the shooting of Ortiz , known as Big Papi. He led the Red Sox to three World Series championships, was a 10-time All-Star and hit 541 home runs. Ortiz lives in Boston but visits the

Leader of attack on David Ortiz was paid about $ 7 , 800 , police say . Ortiz 's wife, Tiffany, said in a statement Wednesday that Ortiz "continues to recuperate today in the Intensive Care Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital under the direction of treating trauma surgeon Dr. David King."

Among the suspects in custody is the alleged shooter, identified by authorities as Rolfy Ferreyra Cruz, aka Sandy, a skinny, tattooed 25-year-old who officials said had confessed to the shooting.

In a statement, officials said the weapon used, a Browning Hi Power semi-automatic pistol, had been handed to suspect Oliver Moises Mirabal Acosta, then to suspect Porfirio Allende Dechamps Vasquez, AKA The Kid, who buried it in the garden of his home.

Both men have been arrested and the gun has been recovered.

Also under arrest were Joel Rodríguez de la Cruz, aka Squiddy; Reynaldo Rodríguez Valenzuela, aka The Chinaman; and the suspected driver of the motorcycle, Eddy Vladimir Feliz García, aka The Package.

Ortiz is one of the most beloved figures in sports history in the Dominican Republic and Boston, a fearsome power hitter with a ready smile. The slugger known as Big Papi led the Red Sox to three World Series championships, was a 10-time All-Star and hit 541 home runs.

David Ortiz's assistant: 'No doubt' that attack was done by hitman

David Ortiz's assistant: 'No doubt' that attack was done by hitman The former MLB star was shot at a bar in Santo Domingo on Sunday and underwent surgery for the gunshot wound.

The suspects who ambushed former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz at a nightclub in the Dominican Republic got paid $ 7 , 800 for the hit, authorities said . But who and why remain key questions in the shooting. The suspects were offered 400,000 Dominican pesos -- about $ 7 , 800

Suspected gunman in David Ortiz 's shooting wanted for armed robberies in New Jersey. The alleged gunman fled, police said , but onlookers attacked Féliz Garcia and handed him over to authorities. Shortly after the shooting, Ortiz was rushed to a local hospital and treated for bleeding in his liver and

The Red Sox retired his number, 34, in 2017 - a year after he retired - and Boston renamed a bridge and a stretch of road outside Fenway Park in his honor. He maintains a home in Weston, on the outskirts of Boston.

Ortiz galvanized the city in the aftermath of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing that left three people dead, bellowing through a megaphone at Fenway Park: "This is our (expletive) city!"

While Ortiz lived in Boston, he visited the Dominican Republic at least six times a year, where he crossed paths with a wide variety of figures from the country's legitimate and illegal business worlds, according to friends.

Ortiz studiously avoided mixing with shady characters, but a law enforcement official said on condition of anonymity that officials were investigating whether Ortiz may have formed some relationship or acquaintance during a trip here that, without his knowledge, set off the chain of events leading to his shooting.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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