Cops: Suspect in Ortiz shooting was offered $7.8K

Eddy Vladimir Feliz Garcia in custody in connection with the shooting of former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is transferred by police to court in Santo Domingo Dominican Republic Tuesday

Report: Five Suspects Now Under Arrest in Connection to David Ortiz Shooting

The two suspects are part of a group that was allegedly offered roughly $8,000 to assassinate Ortiz, authorities said, according to NBC News. In a statement to TMZ, Ortiz's wife Tiffany explained that he has been able to take some steps around the hospital and that he'll be back to his usual self in no time.

The Dominican Republic is one of the world's most unsafe countries. "His condition is guarded and he will remain in the ICU for the coming days, but he is making good progress towards recovery".

Police are still searching for a sixth suspect.

Fans hold up signs showing support for former Red Sox player David Ortiz prior to the start of the game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park on June 10, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts.

The alleged coordinator of the attack was also among those in custody, said Dominican National Police Maj.

Two others were wounded in the attack, including television host Jhoel Lopez, who was seated with Ortiz and who was struck in the leg by the same bullet that hit Ortiz.

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.

The driver of the motorcycle, Eddy Vladimir Feliz Garcia, was apprehended and beaten by bystanders after the motorcycle faltered. The release said in Spanish that "other persons" who participated in the crime have been identified, and more details will be released in a "timely manner" once "the capture and interrogations" have been completed.

Oliver Moisés Mirabal Acosta, who was captured Tuesday night in the town of Mao in the northern Dominican Republic, was driving a grey Hyundai Accent before mounting the bike driven by 25-year-old Eddy Vladimir Féliz Garcia, the document said.

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