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SportDominican officials arrest 11th suspect in David Ortiz case

02:05  19 june  2019
02:05  19 june  2019 Source:   ap.org

Report: David Ortiz shot, hospitalized in Dominican Republic on Sunday

Report: David Ortiz shot, hospitalized in Dominican Republic on Sunday Former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz was shot in the Dominican Republic, his father told ESPN on Sunday night. David Ortiz was shot and wounded at a Santo Doningo amusement center, his father Leo Ortiz told ESPN Digital. https://t.co/RCYh7FGWKL— Michael Eaves (@michaeleaves) June 10, 2019 Per the report, Ortiz was shot in a burglary at an amusement center in Santo Domingo, and transported to a local hospital. A suspect has been arrested, according to Dominican journalist Jose Monegro. The 43-year-old’s current status is unknown. According to CDN 37, Ortiz was shot in the leg.

Police in the Dominican Republic have arrested a total of six people, including the alleged gunman directly involved in the shooting of former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz , Ney Aldrin Bautista Almonte, the director of the Dominican National Police

Dominican officials announced Wednesday that they had detained those suspected of being the gunman and five accomplices. Mirabal Acosta was arrested Tuesday in Mao, in the northern Dominican Republic. He is accused of driving a car used to stalk Ortiz before two other young men

Dominican officials arrest 11th suspect in David Ortiz case© APWF FILE - In this July 15, 2018, file photo, World Team Manager David Ortiz (34) speaks with U.S. Team Manager Torrii Hunter, before the All-Star Futures baseball game at Nationals Park, in Washington. Ortiz returned to Boston for medical care after being shot in a bar Sunday, June 9, 2019, in his native Dominican Republic. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- Authorities in the Dominican Republic on Tuesday announced the arrest of an 11th suspect in the attempted killing of former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz.

An official identified the suspect as Franklin Junior Meran. The official, who agreed to disclose the information only if not quoted by name because they weren't authorized to discuss the case publicly, told The Associated Press that Meran is accused of renting one of the cars used in the June 9 shooting at a bar in Santo Domingo.

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

A second man has been arrested in the shooting of former Red Sox World Series champion David Ortiz , a spokeswoman for the Dominican national Investigators are treating the case as attempted murder and say it could have involved more people than just a gunman and a driver. Ortiz , a.k.a. Big

Police in the Dominican Republic have arrested a second suspect in connection with the Sunday night shooting of former Red Sox star David Ortiz , according to multiple reports. The Associated Press reported that Julieta Tejeda, a spokeswoman for the national prosecutor's office in the Dominican

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

Officials have released few details in the case and have held private court hearings, but Chief Prosecutor Jean Alain Rodriguez told reporters he expects to release more details in the case on Wednesday.

The newest arrest came as doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital upgraded Ortiz's condition from ''guarded'' to ''good.'' Doctors in the Dominican Republic had removed Ortiz's gallbladder and part of his intestines before he was flown to Boston for further treatment.

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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