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CrimeDavid Ortiz shooting rumors are cheap gossip, attorney says as new details expected

16:07  19 june  2019
16:07  19 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.

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — American prosecutors said they believe two suspects in the shooting of the retired Red Sox star David Ortiz are wanted in connection with crimes in the United States

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New details are expected Wednesday in the shooting of former Red Sox star David Ortiz, as the slugger remains hospitalized in Boston in what his wife calls "good" condition.

A press conference detailing some key information in the shooting attempt on his life is expected to be held in the Dominican Republic.

Ortiz's attorney Jose Martinez Hoepelman told the Boston Globe he's satisfied with what he's learned. He said Ortiz has no connection to so-called illicit activities, and the rest of what's been rumored is cheap gossip.

“I can say that David Ortiz is innocent in what happened. He has no connection to illicit activities, no relationships with people who have criminal connections, nor has he violated his family values that would bring about such an incident,” Hoepelman said.

Report: Second suspect arrested in David Ortiz shooting, motive still unclear

Report: Second suspect arrested in David Ortiz shooting, motive still unclear Report: Second suspect arrested in David Ortiz shooting, motive still unclear

Ortiz ’s attorney , Jose Martinez Hoepelman, said he was satisfied with how the investigation was going. Police have said the coordinator of the attack was offered 400,000 Dominican pesos, or about ,800, to orchestrate the shooting of Ortiz , known as Big Papi.

David Ortiz was not the intended target, shooting suspect claims. Nine suspects are already being held for up to a year, and authorities are still looking for at least two others mentioned in the court documents, including the man accused of paying the alleged hit men.

An 11th suspect in the attempted killing of the former the Boston Red Sox star has been arrested, officials said Tuesday. Franklin Junior Merán is accused of renting one of the cars used in the June 9 shooting at a bar in Santo Domingo.

Ten other suspects have already been ordered to spend a year in preventive detention as the investigation continues, including the alleged shooter. Authorities said they are looking for at least three other suspects, including the man they believe paid the hit men.

The Red Sox issued a statement Tuesday on behalf of his wife, Tiffany Ortiz, who said he continues to make progress and, "We remain grateful to everyone who has helped David through this ordeal."

She added that the 10-time All-Star's road to recovery "has been bolstered by the many expressions of love" from around the world and it has "lifted his spirits tremendously."

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David Ortiz shooting suspect charged with drug possession.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) The man authorities say shot former baseball star David Ortiz was charged Thursday with drug and firearm possession in New Jersey. Rolfi Ferreira-Cruz was indicted on cocaine and heroin possession charges and also a charge of conspiracy to distribute drugs, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Newark announced. Ferreira-Cruz, 25, who was arrested last week, is among at least 11 people that have been arrested in the shooting so far. Thursday's charges are unrelated to the shooting. Dominican authorities list his name as Rolfy Ferreyra. They say he has confessed to the shooting.

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