Five suspects in the shooting of Red Sox legend David Ortiz, including the gunman, reportedly have been detained.
The Dominican Republic's chief prosecutor Jean Alain Rodríguez Sánchez shared the news during a press conference on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Associated Press. Sanchez says witnesses claim the shooting was carried out by two men on a motorcycle and two other groups of people in cars.
The name of the alleged shooter is Rolfy Ferrery, a.k.a. Sandy, according to AP.
Dominican Chief of Police Ney A. Bautista said Wednesday the suspects were offered $400,000 Dominican pesos (less than $8,000 in U.S. Dollars) to kill Ortiz.
Dominican Chief of Police, Ney A. Bautista (as he holds up the gun allegedly used to shoot David Ortiz): “They paid $400 thousand pesos (less than $8K) to those who tried to kill David Ortiz." -Did not address motive. pic.twitter.com/lVE3jPuniw— Marly Rivera (@MarlyRiveraESPN) June 12, 2019
Ortiz's wife, Tiffany, shared an encouraging update on the 2013 World Series MVP's health on Wednesday stating he is "making good progress towards recovery." He will remain in intensive care at Mass General Hospital for the next few days.
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