As the search for Luis Alfredo Rivas-Clase, 31, intensified, USA authorities said he's also wanted for an attempted homicide in Pennsylvania that had striking similarities to the Sunday night shooting that left Ortiz with a bullet wound to the back.
David Ortiz was shot while at a night club in the Dominican Republic over the weekend which was a huge shock to the baseball community.
A grand jury has indicted Rolfi Ferreira-Cruz in connection with two armed robberies in Clifton, New Jersey, in 2017, according to news release from the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office. Cruz said that he was only told the color of his target's clothing, and that he shot Ortiz by mistake.
The three latest people busted in the shooting of former Red Sox star David Ortiz include a woman known as "The Venezuelan", who is married to one of the other suspects in the case, Dominican authorities said Friday.
Ortiz, 43, is hospitalized at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston where he was taken Monday for treatment.
Newly released photos show the nine suspects in the botched hit on Boston Red Sox legend David Ortiz being escorted into a Santo Domingo courtroom wearing police helmets and bulletproof vests.
CNN reported that the alleged gunman and eight other suspects who were charged in the shooting of Ortiz at a nightclub in Santo Domingo were ordered held by a judge Friday. With Lebron and Alvarez now connected to the shooting, more than 12 people currently are implicated in the case, as police search for answers.
Ortiz has been able to sit up and take some steps, and he is expected to recover from his wounds. He also had surgery in the Dominican Republic. That victim, like Ortiz, survived a bullet wound to the back. "His liver was damaged, too". Fans have been anxious about Ortiz's condition but as it stands, he is doing just fine and will make a full recovery.
Prosecutors in the Dominican Republic said Wednesday that the suspects set out to kill Mr. Ortiz and collect an $8,000 bounty placed on him.
The Red Sox were also informed about the mishap and they were quick to raise a helping hand towards Ortiz.