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.
CBS Boston reported that Ortiz took his first steps since the shooting Tuesday and remained in the Intensive Care Unit. Second arrest reported in custody in David Ortiz shooting . No word on whether authorities think suspect was the gunman; motorcyclist who brought shooter to scene has
One of the suspects wanted in the shooting of David Ortiz is also being sought for a 2018 attempted murder in Pennsylvania -- while the baseball slugger's The victim in that shooting , a man , was hit in the back and survived. Rivas Clase was charged with conspiracy to commit homicide in that shooting
A man linked to the shooting of Boston Red Sox star David “Big Papi” Ortiz is also a suspect in a Pennsylvania shooting, according to a report.
Luis Alfredo Rivas Clase, aka “the Surgeon,” was identified Wednesday as one of the seven people responsible for the bungled hit on the future hall of famer in the Dominican Republic Sunday.
Clase, 31, of Reading, Pa, is still being sought.
NBC 10 reported that Clase was charged with conspiracy to commit homicide for a shooting in Reading in April 2018. His victim was shot in the lower back but survived.
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Pedro Martinez breaks down in tears while talking about David Ortiz shooting
Pedro Martinez broke down in tears Monday night while talking about the shooting of his friend and former Boston Red Sox teammate, David Ortiz. "I don't have enough words to describe who David is, what David means to baseball," Martinez said on air. "But I'm so disappointed to know that someone like David, who saved so many lives, can have someone after his life. And I'm sorry. I'm sorry. But it hurts me. It hurts me." Ortiz, 43, was shot in the back at close range while he was at a bar in his native Dominican Republic on Sunday night.
Second man suspected in shooting of David ' Big Papi ' Ortiz in Dominican Republic bar is arrested by cops as Red Sox legend takes his first steps in Multiple police sources told DailyMail.com on Monday that Garcia and the shooter had been hired by a reputed druglord who wanted Ortiz killed because
CBS Boston reported that Ortiz took his first steps since the shooting Tuesday and remained in the Intensive Care Unit. The Associated Press reports that Ortiz was so beloved in his hometown, he traveled Santo Domingo's dangerous streets with little or no security, trusting in his fans to protect him.
Clase allegedly threatened to kill the victim a few days prior to the incident, Reading authorities told NBC 10. He also conspired with another suspect to shoot the man.
The gunman arrested for shooting Ortiz, Rolfi Ferreira, is also wanted for a string of robberies in New Jersey.
Ortiz was shot from behind outside a bar in Santo Domingo on Sunday night. Witnesses said the shooting was carried out by two men on a motorcycle, assisted by two other groups of people in cars.
The Boston slugger survived the shooting and is now recovering at Massachusetts General Hospital.
As of Wednesday, Dominican Republic authorities have arrested six suspects for the shooting. Clase and three others are still being sought.
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Accused Big Papi gunman says shooting was a case of mistaken identity, real target wore a similar-colored outfit as David Ortiz
The accused would-be assassin of David Ortiz offered a novel defense for shooting the baseball superstar: Mistaken identity. In a video made by shooing suspect Rolfy Ferreyra Cruz from his Dominican Republic jail cell, the defendant claimed he was looking for a target wearing similarly-colored clothes when he fired once into the ex-Red Sox star’s back last Sunday night. “It’s not David ... I was confused,” the alleged gunman declares in the clip released Friday.
David Ortiz , 43, was shot in the back, and "the bullet went through his stomach," Felix Durán Mejia, a spokesman for the Dominican Republic National Police, told CNN. Beloved in Boston. Ortiz , also known as Big Papi , was reared in Santo Domingo and made his Major League Baseball debut in 1997.
David Ortiz , also known as Big Papi , was raised in Santo Domingo and made his Major League Baseball debut in 1997. A first baseman and designated hitter, Ortiz played 20 seasons before retiring in 2016. He is best known for his 14 seasons in Boston as the Red Sox's designated hitter.
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.