'It wasn't supposed to be David' confessed Ortiz shooter says from jail

Dominican Republic National Police via AP

Dominican Republic National Police via AP

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.

He returned to the Dominican Republic about a month ago, his grandmother told the paper.

Lebron, who's in the midst of a two-year prison stint on murder charges from a separate case, is being investigated as the scheme's planner, per the Globe. "Garcia was charged Tuesday with being an accomplice to the murder", reports Fox. The video then appears to show that motorcycle heading toward the bar.

Their appearance came after new information emerged about the suspected gunman, Rolfi Ferreira-Cruz, who prosecutors say has ties to the United States. The 25-year-old from Reading, Pennsylvania, has never been apprehended on those charges. He said the alleged coordinator was also among those in custody.

Dominican journalist Aris Beltre says the shooting has affected the country greatly, saying Ortiz is not only "Big Papi" in the USA but back home in the Dominican Republic too.

"The victim stated Rivas-Clase threatened to have him killed a few days before the shooting occurred", the Berks County Sheriff's Office said in a statement posted on its Facebook page following the April 22, 2018, incident.

His wife, Tiffany Ortiz, said in a statement released by the Red Sox that he "is making good progress towards recovery", and he's been able to sit up and take some steps. "He always advocates for the best for the Dominican Republic".

"I know, from the video and the information that's been put out, that he's one of those responsible, and he needs to pay for what he's done, " the father said. At least one more person is being sought.

Several news outlets have reported that Acosta is the nephew of well-known Dominican sports commentator Franklin Mirabal.

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.

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