SportReport: Police believe drug lord ordered hit on David Ortiz over suspected affair
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.
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 werebecause 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. Social media networks are speculating many things,” Lieutenant Pimentel of the National Police in Santo Domingo told the Daily Mail. “We cannot give you more details.”
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Leo Lopez, who works as Ortiz’s assistant and press representative, denied that the shooting had anything to do with an alleged affair, but he expressed confidence that someone put out a hit on Ortiz.
“There is no doubt that it was an act of hired killers,” Lopez. “If we had known that there was a dangerous situation, he would not have been there at that moment.”
Initial reports indicated that Ortiz was shot in an attempted robbery, but a disturbing video of the incident showed a manbefore fleeing. The bullet entered Ortiz’s back and exited through his stomach, and he had to undergo extensive surgery after . Ortiz is expected to be transported to Boston at some point on Monday evening, and the Red Sox have said .
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A Paterson man suspected of shooting baseball star David Ortiz and being involved in Clifton armed robberies was indicted on drug conspiracy charges , authorities said. Rolfi Ferreira Cruz, 25, was charged with multiple crimes, including conspiring to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin and an amount of cocaine and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito said in a statement. © Provided by Gannett Co., Inc.
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