The shooter who attempted to kill Boston Red Sox legendary slugger David Ortiz in the Dominican Republic earlier this week, along with 6 other people connected with the attack, have been arrested, according to officials.
According to Dominican Republic officials, the shooter, along with 5 other suspects, were paid 400,000 pesos to kill Ortiz, saying that two young men drove up to the bar, where Ortiz was, sitting on a motorcycle and one of the men got off and shot Ortiz in the back.
The men attempted to flee the scene on their bike following this shooting, but it fell to the ground forcing them to try to escape on foot.
While one of the shooters was able to escape, the other, Eddy Vladimir Feliz Garcia, was corralled and beaten by bystanders prior to being handed over to police.
Police has announced that have apprehended the other shooter, along with 3 other people that say contributed to the attack on Ortiz.
Officials states that a total of 6 individuals were paid 400,000 pesos ($8,000 USD) to kill Ortiz in the planned attack that involved 2 vehicles and 1 motorcycle, although no motive has been determined at the time of this report.
Police say that 5 suspects are now in custody, with one remaining at large, and they also believe that they have found the fun that was used in the attack on Ortiz.
Ortiz has undergone 2 surgeries since the attack, returning to Boston shortly following the attack.
Ortiz’s wide, Tiffany, stated that “His condition is guarded and he will remain in the ICU for the coming days, but he is making good progress towards recovery.”