The alleged shooter of David Ortiz has been arrested along with four others in a group offered almost $8,000 to kill the former Boston Red Sox star at a Dominican Republic bar, authorities said on Wednesday.
Ortiz, 43, was first treated in his native Dominican Republic and then flown to Boston Monday for a second operation.
Ortiz "continues to recuperate today", his wife, Tiffany, said in a statement released through the Red Sox on Wednesday.
Here's a photo composite of the six detained suspects and, at bottom-center, Luis Alfredo Rivas Clase, aka The Surgeon, a suspect police say is still at large.
This was the he original video showing David Ortiz being shot.
Ortiz, who is also known as Big Papi, was at a nightclub in Santo Domingo on Sunday night along with television host Jhoel Lopez when they were both injured by gunfire.
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"His condition is guarded, and he will remain in the ICU for the coming days, but he is making good progress toward recovery", she said. A statement from the Public Ministry of Santo Domingo East acquired by NBC News does not name Feliz Garcia as the suspected shooter.
Ney Aldrin Bautista Almonte, director of the Dominican National Police, said authorities are continuing to investigate the attack and a motive hasn't been determined yet.
Ortiz spokesman Leo López told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Ortiz is expected to stay in intensive care for at least 48 hours.
The bullet struck Ortiz in the back and went through his stomach, police said.
Enraged fans captured Garcia and beat him bloody before handing him over to police.
In addition to Ferreira-Cruz, authorities have also arrested Joel Rodriguez de la Cruz, Reynaldo Rodriguez Valenzuela and Eddy Vladimir Feliz Garcia.
"He is getting better and better thank u to everyone for ur prayers and thoughts and thank u to all the doctors in Dominican and Boston for taking care of him so glad to see him doing great", D'Angelo Ortiz wrote.
Ortiz played for 20 seasons in the major leagues-spending 14 seasons with the Boston Red Sox where he helped lead the team to three World Series titles. He has been charged with being an accomplice to attempted murder. Garcia confessed to having a role in the shooting, though his attorneys and his mother say he was an unwitting participant, according to ABC News. One of the suspects arrested Wednesday, Oliver Moises Mirabal Acosta, was sentenced to five years in prison for a drug-trafficking charge in May 2017, the Dominican newspaper Diario Libre reported.