Dominican prosecutors say witnesses and security camera footage show that the attempt to kill former Red Sox star David Ortiz was carried out by two men on a motorcycle and two other groups of people in cars, indicating a new level of sophistication in the attack.
Ortiz's wife, Tiffany, said in a statement earlier Tuesday that the player is "stable, awake and resting comfortably" in the intensive care unit at Massachusetts General Hospital. "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".
Police are still searching for a sixth suspect. He said the alleged coordinator is also among those in custody. "We guarantee to all Dominicans and to the world that justice will be done". But his attorney, Deivi Solano, told reporters in Santo Domingo his client was a motorcycle taxi driver who was unaware he was driving the suspected gunman and had picked up the fare "in good faith". In a court appearance Tuesday night, he was charged as an accomplice to an attempted murder.
Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is recovering in Boston from a two-hour exploratory surgery after being shot at a bar in his native Dominican Republic. Surveillance video from the night club identified Garcia as the assailant and shows him walk up behind Ortiz at the club while the 43-year-old former World Series MVP was in the middle of a conversation with another man and shoot him in the back.
The other suspects, authorities said, were parked nearby in a pair of Hyundai automobiles at the time of the attack.
The details were contained in a court document obtained by the Associated Press on Wednesday.
Dominican authorities said Ramon Martinez Perez, known by the alias "Rolfie", was detained and being questioned, according to NBC.