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David Ortiz Shooting Suspect Was Paid $8000 To Carry Out Hit, According to Police

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David Ortiz Shooting Suspect Was Paid $8000 To Carry Out Hit, According to Police

Authorities in the Dominican Republic have apprehended the suspect believed to have shot baseball great David Ortiz. The suspect is 25-year-old Rolfi Ferreira Cruz. He was one of two individuals who got attempted to kill Ortiz outside of a nightclub. Dominican police state that the shooter was paid the US equivalent of around $8000 to carry this hit.

via TMZ:

As we previously reported, Ortiz was shot in the back on Sunday night as he was sitting in an outside patio area of a popular Dominican Republic nightclub.

D.R. cops say two young men drove up to the scene on a motorcycle … when one of them got off to fire a single bullet into the Red Sox legend’s lower back.

Cops say the guys tried to flee the scene on the bike afterward … but when it fell to the pavement — they tried to make a run for it on foot.

One of the guys — the alleged shooter — was able to escape … but the other suspect, Eddy Vladimir Feliz Garcia, was beaten to a pulp on the scene by bystanders before he was handed over to cops.

Now, D.R. officials are saying they’ve caught the suspected shooter and arrested him … and have also detained 3 additional people they say contributed to ambush.

Officials say 6 total individuals were paid 400,000 pesos (the equivalent of $8K) to kill Ortiz in what they believe was a highly-orchestrated attack.

They say the ambush involved 2 vehicles and 1 motorcycle … and announced 5 of the suspects are now in custody, but one remains at large.

A motive has yet to be determined.

During the press conference, officials also presented the gun they believe was used to shoot Ortiz.

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