SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) – Former Red Sox David Orttis was shot in the back by a shooter who confused him for the real target, another man sitting at the same table in an open-air café, Dominican officials Chief Prosecutor of the Dominican Republic and the head of the national police told reporters that attempted murder was ordered by the United States by Viktor Yugo Gomez, an associate of the Mexican Gulf Cartel. They said Gomez had hired a gang of killers to eliminate his cousin, whom Gomez suspected he had surrendered to the Dominican drug investigators in 2011. 9 when an armed man approached and fired a shot at Ortiz, the officers said. Fernandez owns a car service and was a friend of Ortiz, according to Prosecutor General Jean Alan Rodriguez and Major General Aldrin Bautista Almond, Director of the Dominican Republic's National Police.
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Ortiz wore white trousers on the night of shooting, and the law enforcement officer said the shooter, Rolley Ferreira, had misled him for the purpose and fired. Ferreyra is a tiny, tattooed 25-year old American prosecutor who claims to be wanted for armed robbery and weapons in New Jersey. His driver was captured immediately after the shooting when he fell from the motorcycle he was trying to use to escape. Ferreira and the other suspects were captured over the next few days.
Gomez, the alleged leader, is believed to be in the United States and sought by the drug administration, Bautetista said. The shotgun, Browning Hi Power, was buried in the garden of one of the suspect's homes and was later reported to the police by his mother, according to court documents obtained from the Associated Press. Pérez Vizcaíno, also known as Bone, who says he was hired by someone in jail on unrelated charges to make the relationship between the men killed and the person who paid them. Officials say Perez shared the target picture after meeting with other suspects at the nearby gas station just a few minutes before the shooting
They said that Perez sold the mobile phone used to plan the attack and to distribute a picture of the target. woman for $ 180 to be able to get rid of the evidence a day after shooting
The police are still looking at at least three other suspects: a woman known as the Venezuelan or the Red; Luis Alfredo Rivas Class, also known as The Surgeon, wanted for shooting in 2018 in Reading, Pennsylvania, and is believed to run a car used for Ortiz's lecture; and Alberto Miguel Rodriguez Motta, whom the authorities believe paid the dead. Officials said the 400,000 Dominican Peso was offered to the coordinator of the attack, or about $ 7,800.
Ortiz is recovering in the Massachusetts General Hospital. Doctors in the Dominican Republic have removed his gall bladder and some of his guts before being taken in an air ambulance sent by Red Sox to Boston. All Star and hit 541 home runs. Red Sox withdrew from his number, 34, in 2017, and he has a bridge and stretch of road outside Fenway Park, named after him. He has a home in Weston, on the outskirts of Boston, who shared with his wife and three children before selling it.
While living in Boston, the 43-year-old Ortiz visits several countries in the Dominican Republic. times a year. His father and sister live in Santo Domingo.