David Ortiz Shooter Issues Statement From His Jail Cell

Clay Curtis
June 14, 2019

Authorities released chilling surveillance video of the shooting.

On Thursday, the prominent Dominican hip-hop artist Secreto, who was with Ortiz during the attack, said via Instagram that he ran because he thought the shooter was aiming for him.

Photos provided by the Dominican Republic National Police, June 12, 2019 show the suspects detained in connection with the shooting of former Red Sox star David Ortiz in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. (Apparently the authorities have provided different spellings of the suspects' names.) It does not appear that the alleged shooter's lawyer has given a comment to the media.

The person who ordered the hit is still under investigation, according to National Police.

According to the Boston Globe, a Dominican newspaper said another of the suspects, Oliver Moises Mirabal Acosta (pictured above in the top row, second from right), had previously been accused of participating in the killing of at least four people in 2013.

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Dominican Republic officials are working quickly to collar six suspects in baseball legend David Ortiz's shooting earliers this week, including the alleged shooter, Rolfi Fererria Cruz. It is believed that the coordinator of the shooting was offered less than $8,000 to kill Ortiz.

Rivas-Clase, who previously lived in Redding, allegedly "did conspire with another suspect to shoot the victim", the sheriff's office statement reads.

The bullet struck Ortiz in the back and went through his stomach, police said.

"His condition is guarded, and he will remain in the ICU for the coming days, but he is making good progress toward recovery", Tiffany Ortiz said in the statement. Ortiz was immediately taken to the hospital where he underwent surgery which saw parts of his organs removed.

Tiffany Ortiz also thanked the doctors at Abel Gonzalez Clinic where her husband was before he was taken back to Boston and placed in Massachusetts General Hospital's intensive care unit. In an Instagram post, his daughter wrote, "I find myself complaining on a daily basis ... but my dad hasn't complained once".

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