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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

Report: Police believe drug lord ordered hit on David Ortiz over suspected affair

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. Three law enforcement sources told the Daily Mail that investigators believe two police officers were hired by a drug lord to kill Ortiz because the drug lord believed Ortiz was having an affair with his wife. Police in Ortiz’s hometown of Santo Domingo would neither confirm nor deny the suspected motive. “So far the case is under investigation.

Dominican Republic police director Ney Aldrin Bautista said at a news conference Wednesday afternoon that the suspects in the shooting of David Ortiz had been hired Multiple people have been arrested – including the alleged shooter Ramón Martínez Perez – in connection to the attack on Ortiz

Dominican prosecutors say witnesses and security camera footage show that the attempt to kill former Red Sox star David Ortiz was carried out by two Eddy Vladimir Féliz Garcia, in custody in connection with the shooting of former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz , is transferred by police to court in

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.

2nd arrest made in shooting of David Ortiz

2nd arrest made in shooting of David Ortiz 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. 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.

What authorities say happened before David Ortiz was shot. "In one of the videos it was possible to observe both the accused and the shooter planning the In a court document, Dominican prosecutors said one of the shooting suspects, Oliver Moisés Mirabal Acosta, was driving a gray Hyundai Accent

Police Maj. Gen. Ney Aldrin Bautista Almonte says the coordinator of the shooting of Ortiz was offered 400,000 Dominican pesos, or about $ 7 , 800 , to carry out the crime. The director of the Dominican Republic's National Police has declined to provide a motive for the shooting of former Red Sox star.

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.

9 Suspects In Ortiz Shooting Could Spend Next Year In Prison

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A police car carrying him drove up to a shipping container that was serving as a makeshift courtroom Tuesday evening and sat there for about a half-hour before He's a fan of David 's," Solano said . The Associated Press reports that Ortiz was so beloved in his hometown, he traveled Santo Domingo's

Justina Garcia said she wants police to provide security for her son because she fears for his David Ortiz , also known as Big Papi, was raised in Santo Domingo and made his Major League Baseball Ortiz emerged as a champion for the city in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings that killed

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.

DR officials identify man believed to have paid Ortiz hitmen

DR officials identify man believed to have paid Ortiz hitmen SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Dominican authorities on Monday identified the man they believe paid hit men to try and kill David Ortiz, adding that they were closing in on the mastermind and motive behind the shooting of the famous slugger who is recovering at a hospital in Boston. The man was identified as Alberto Miguel Rodríguez Mota, whom authorities say is a fugitive. The announcement was made as a judge held a hearing closed to the public for another suspect nicknamed "Bone.

Police : Georgia carjackers' attack foiled by their bickering. SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) - Dominican prosecutors say witnesses and security camera footage indicate that the attempt to kill former Red Sox star David Ortíz was carried out by two men on a motorcycle and two other

Police Maj. Gen. Ney Aldrin Bautista Almonte said the coordinator of the attack was offered 400,000 Dominican pesos, or about $ 7 , 800 , to carry He's a fan of David 's," the attorney, Deivi Solano, said Tuesday. The 43-year-old Ortiz frequently traveled to Santo Domingo, where his father and a sister live.

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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Dominican AG: Ortiz shooting result of mistaken identity.
The Dominican Republic's lead prosecutor says former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was not the target of a shooting in a nightclub in his hometown on June 9. Attorney General Jean Alain Rodríguez says the target was another man, dressed similarly to Ortiz, who was seated with the ex-baseball star on the night of the June 9 shooting at a bar in Santo Domingo. Rodríguez says the shooting was orchestrated by a member of Mexico's Gulf Cartel, who remains on the run. He did not immediately describe a motive. Ortiz remains hospitalized from the gunshot wound to his back.

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