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SportVideo shows sophisticated attack on ex-slugger David Ortiz

19:15  12 june  2019
19:15  12 june  2019 Source:   ap.org

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

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

Ortíz was so relaxed at the open-air hotspot Sunday that he had his back to the sidewalk as a gunman — a passenger on a motorcycle — got off the bike just Ortíz couldn't avoid running across unsavory characters on the Santo Domingo social scene but kept his distance once he was warned about their

Ortíz was so relaxed at the open-air hotspot Sunday that he had his back to the sidewalk as a gunman — a passenger on a motorcycle — got off the bike just Ortíz stayed at his father’s apartment and was active on the social scene in the capital, hitting nightspots with a small group of friends that included

Video shows sophisticated attack on ex-slugger David Ortiz© The Associated Press 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. His lawyer Deivi Solano said Feliz Garcia had no idea who he'd picked up and what was about to happen, and that he expected Feliz Garcia would be charged as an accomplice to an attempted murder. (AP Photo/Roberto Guzman)

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — 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 men on a motorcycle and two other groups of people in cars, indicating a new level of sophistication in the attack.

Dominican AG: Ortiz shooting result of mistaken identity

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.

Surveillance video shows ex -Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz get shot and wounded in his native Dominican Republic on Sunday. “ Ortiz ’s father told reporters late Sunday night that the bullet didn’t hit any organs, but Dominican journalist Leo Lopez informed ESPN on Monday morning that doctors

An ambulance carrying David Ortiz is escorted to Mass General Hospital in Boston Monday night, June 10, 2019. Ortiz was back in Boston on Monday night for medical care, a day after authorities said the former Red Sox slugger affectionately known as Big Papi was ambushed by a gunman at a bar in his

The details were contained in a court document obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday.

Oliver Moisés Mirabal Acosta, who was captured Tuesday night in the town of Mao in the northern Dominican Republic, was driving a grey Hyundai Accent before mounting the bike driven by 25-year-old Eddy Vladimir Feliz García, the document said.

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The document also said the two men were seen on security camera footage talking with other people in the Accent and another Hyundai in a nearby street before the shooting at 9:20 p.m. on Sunday.

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

Leader of attack on David Ortiz was paid about $7,800, police say 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. © Provided by Hearst Television, Inc.

An ambulance carrying David Ortiz is escorted to Mass General Hospital in Boston Monday night, June 10, 2019. Ortiz was back in Boston on Monday night for medical care, a day after authorities said the former Red Sox slugger affectionately known as Big Papi was ambushed by a gunman at a bar in his

Beloved in his hometown, David Ortíz traveled the dangerous streets of Santo Domingo with little or no security, trusting in his fans to protect him. Big Papi's guard was down even at hotspots like the Dial Bar and Lounge, where the Dominican business and entertainment elite can cross paths with.

"In one of the videos it was possible to observe both the accused and the shooter planning the commission of the incident right on Octavio Mejía Ricard Street, which is parallel to the place where the event took place," prosecutors said.

The document also reveals ineptitude, saying the driver was captured after he skidded and fell off his bike as the pair tried to flee.

Feliz García's lawyer says he was an innocent motorcycle taxi driver who had no idea his passenger was going to commit a crime.

Ortiz is recovering from his wounds in intensive care in Boston.

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