Footage indicates sophisticated attack on former Red Sox hero David Ortiz

Lester Mason
June 13, 2019

The gunman suspected of shooting David Ortiz at a bar in the Dominican Republic on Sunday night was arrested Wednesday as part of a group authorities said were offered $400,000 Dominican pesos, or about $7,800 US dollars, for a coordinated hit on the former Red Sox player, according to NBC News.

The three-time World Series champion was shot in the Dominican Republic on Sunday and remains in an intensive care unit at Massachusetts General Hospital.

"His condition is guarded and he will remain in the ICU for the coming days, but he is making good progress towards recovery", Tiffany said.

Ney Aldrin Bautista Almonte, shows the weapon that was used to shoot former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz.

"I am so disappointed to know that someone like David who saved so many lives can have someone after his life", he said.

"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 Mejia Ricard Street, which is parallel to the place where the event took place", prosecutors said in the court document.

The driver of the motorcycle, Eddy Vladimir Feliz Garcia, was apprehended and beaten by bystanders after the motorcycle faltered.

Police described the shooting as a "sophisticated hit job" involving two vehicles and multiple suspects who tracked the former big leaguer while he was at a club with friends. Ortiz lost his gallbladder and part of his intestine after being shot.

The newspaper identified the suspected gunman as Oliver Mirabal, who was captured Tuesday night. In a court appearance Tuesday night, he was charged as an accomplice to an attempted murder.

Meanwhile, authorities in the Dominican Republic said they have made a second arrest in the shooting.

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