The suspects have been supplied 400,000 Dominican pesos — about $7,800 — to shoot the 43-year-old, Dominican Nationwide Police Director Ney Aldrin Bautista Almonte stated.
Authorities have six folks in custody, and one remained at massive Wednesday, Bautista Almonte stated.
Ortiz, who’s also called Massive Papi, was at a nightclub in Santo Domingo on Sunday evening together with tv host Jhoel Lopez once they have been each injured by gunfire.
The bullet struck Ortiz within the again and went by means of his abdomen, police stated.
Authorities have declined to debate a doable motive.
“These people, every certainly one of them, all of them, have been jailed and can go earlier than a court docket,” Bautista Almonte stated.
Shooter’s weapon recovered
Eddy Vladimir Féliz Garcia, accused of driving the shooter to the membership on the again of a bike, was the primary to be arrested. He has been charged with being an confederate to tried homicide.
Investigators spoke with Féliz Garcia at an area hospital and have been then capable of find the opposite 5 suspects now in custody.
Deivi Solano, certainly one of Féliz Garcia’s attorneys, stated his shopper is a bike taxi driver and should have unwittingly pushed the shooter, however he didn’t shoot Ortiz.
A witness instructed police he noticed Féliz García and the gunman get right into a automobile that was parked close to the scene of the capturing earlier than gunfire erupted, the charging paperwork say.
It’s unclear what prices every of the suspects face, however investigators are treating the case as an tried homicide.
Investigators recovered the gunman’s firearm buried within the dwelling of one of many suspects within the province of Mao, police stated.
Massive Papi recovers in Boston
Shortly after the capturing, Ortiz was rushed to an area hospital and was within the intensive care unit after being handled for bleeding in his liver and having parts of his intestines and gall bladder eliminated, stated Leo Lopez, his spokesman.
However the subsequent day, the Pink Sox despatched a aircraft to have him flown to Boston.
He’s now recovering within the intensive care unit at Massachusetts Normal Hospital after his second surgical procedure, stated his spouse, Tiffany Ortiz.
“Yesterday and this morning, David was capable of sit up in addition to take some steps,” Tiffany Ortiz stated Wednesday. “His situation is guarded and he’ll stay within the ICU for the approaching days, however he’s making good progress in direction of restoration.”
CNN’s Nicole Chavez, Jeffery York, Amir Vera and Eliott C. McLaughlin contributed to this report.