Published: Thu, June 13, 2019
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

Video shows sophisticated attack on ex-slugger David Ortiz

Video shows sophisticated attack on ex-slugger David Ortiz

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article has been updated to reflect the amount of money allegedly offered for the shooting.

Garcia made an initial court appearance in Santo Domingo Tuesday night and remains in police custody.

The alleged assailants had been paid 400,000 Dominican pesos, or just under $8,000, to kill Ortiz, according to Police Maj.

"On behalf of me and my family, I want to thank John and Linda Henry, Tom Werner, Sam Kennedy and the Boston Red Sox for all that they are doing for David and our family, as well as Dr. Larry Ronan and the awesome staff at Massachusetts General Hospital".

Multiple suspects have been arrested in connection with the shooting, and one of the men was even attacked by a nearby crowd while trying to escape after the incident.

Ortiz arrived in Boston on Monday night after getting an air ambulance out of the D.R. He was transported out on an air ambulance and taken to Massachusetts General Hospital via police escort.

Authorities say a sixth suspect is being pursued in the shooting, which witnesses say was carried out by two men on a motorcycle and two other groups of people in cars. "My family and I again want to thank everyone for their endless love and well wishes, and still ask for privacy while David continues to heal".

One of the suspects, Oliver Moises Mirabal Acosta, was seen driving the Accent before mounting a motorcycle driven by 25-year-old Eddy Vladimir Feliz Garcia, the prosecutors said in a court document.

Four other suspects are still at large, according to the Dominican Republic's chief prosecutor, Jean Alain Rodríguez.

Féliz Garcia's lawyer says his client is an innocent motorcycle taxi driver who had no idea his passenger was going to commit a crime.

The motorcyclist, Eddy Vladimir Féliz Garcia, who had a 2017 arrest for drug possession, was one of several people in custody as of Tuesday afternoon, a law-enforcement official told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to release details of the investigation.

She added Ortiz is "making good progress towards recovery".

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