Prosecutors have charged eight men and one woman as accomplices.
The bullet that hit Ortiz in the back exited his abdomen. He was arrested days after the shooting. His postseason heroics helped Boston capture its first World Series title in 86 years in 2004, when he was the Most Valuable Player of the American League Championship Series as the Red Sox overcame a 3-0 series deficit to the New York Yankees in seven games.
Ortiz, 43, became at a Santo Domingo nightclub Sunday evening when he became shot within the abet. Authorities believe the botched hit was planned.
Luis Alfredo Rivas Clase is viewed here in this undated file photo.
During the proceeding, the man who allegedly admitted to shooting Ortiz, Rolfi Ferreira-Cruz, 25, claimed he was only told the clothing color of his target and didn't mean to shoot Ortiz, WHDH-TV. Cruz peeked through his window and had an interesting revelation regarding the shooting.
Ferreyra Cruz is additionally believed to be the an identical man important in a pair of armed aspect road robberies on December 22 in Clifton, Recent Jersey, a detective lieutenant, Robert Bracken, with the metropolis's police division urged The Star-Ledger newspaper of Newark, Recent Jersey.
Authorities in the Dominican Republic have arrested at least nine suspects in connection with the shooting of Red Sox legend David Ortiz.
"Other suspects under arrest in the Dominican Republic were identified by police as Eddy Vladimir Feliz Garcia, Reynaldo Rodriguez Valenzuela, Joel Rodriguez Cruz, Oliver Moises Mirabal Acosta and Polfirio Alende Deschamps Vasquez".
Surveillance footage from the Dial Bar and Lounge showed a lively atmosphere when a shooter appears to approach Ortiz from behind, where only his legs can be seen at the top of the screen when he fires a shot at point-blank range.
Through the bars of his cell, Cruz said he was sent to the Santo Domingo club on Sunday to kill a man who happened to be dressed like Ortiz.
Following the shooting, Ortiz underwent two surgeries.
"David stays in guarded situation in the surgical intensive care unit following his 2nd surgical operation". The murder plot failed as Ortiz on Friday was still recuperating in a Boston-area hospital, according to the Boston Globe. "David will continue to recover in the ICU and future updates on his condition will be provided when necessary", the hospital said in a statement.
Tiffany Ortiz additionally thanked the doctors and medical workers at the Abel Gonzalez Sanatorium in Santo Domingo for saving her husband's lifestyles. "You will eternally be our guardian angels".