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Dominican police arrest 'mastermind' in David Ortiz shooting

Jun. 28, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Authorities in the Dominican Republic announced Friday that they have arrested the man behind the shooting of baseball great David Ortiz in an apparent case of mistaken identity. Police said Víctor Hugo Gómez was detained in the Caribbean country. No...

Plot that wounded Ortiz unraveled because of many mistakes

Jun. 21, 2019 1:15 AM EDT

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Alberto Rodríguez Mota had one job: taking a photo of the man that his crew of hired killers was supposed to fatally shoot at an outdoor cafe, according to Dominican authorities. But the lighting was bad. And the target, an auto-shop owner, was sitting behind a...

Dominican AG: Ortiz shooting result of mistaken identity

Jun. 19, 2019 10:51 PM EDT

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was shot in the back by a gunman who mistook him for the real target, another man who was seated at the same table at an outdoor cafe, Dominican officials said Wednesday. The Dominican Republic's attorney general and national...

Dominican officials arrest 11th suspect in David Ortiz case

Jun. 18, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Authorities in the Dominican Republic on Tuesday announced the arrest of an 11th suspect in the attempted killing of former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz. An official identified the suspect as Franklin Junior Merán. The official, who agreed to disclose the...

DR officials identify man believed to have paid Ortiz hitmen

Jun. 18, 2019 9:11 AM EDT

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Dominican authorities on Monday identified the man they believe paid hit men to try and kill David Ortiz, adding that they were closing in on the mastermind and motive behind the shooting of the famous slugger who is recovering at a hospital in Boston. The man was...

6 suspects, including gunman, arrested in Ortiz shooting

Jun. 12, 2019 11:56 PM EDT

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — An alleged gunman and five accomplices have been detained in the shooting of former Red Sox superstar David Ortiz, Dominican officials said Wednesday, while providing no information about why a group of young men would try to kill their country's most beloved sports...

The Latest: DR prosecutor vows no impunity in Ortiz shooting

Jun. 12, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The latest on the shooting of former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz in the Dominican Republic (all times local): 5:0 p.m. The chief prosecutor in the Dominican Republic says that no one involved in the shooting of former Red Sox star will remain in impunity, not...

The Latest: 2nd arrest made in shooting of David Ortiz

Jun. 12, 2019 3:13 AM EDT

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The latest on the shooting of former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz in the Dominican Republic (all times local): 10:40 p.m. A spokeswoman for the national prosecutor's office in the Dominican Republic says a second person has been arrested in the investigation into...

Ex-slugger David Ortiz had counted on fans to protect him

Jun. 12, 2019 2:24 AM EDT

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Beloved in his hometown, David Ortíz traveled the dangerous streets of Santo Domingo with little or no security, trusting in his fans to protect him. Big Papi's guard was down even at hotspots like the Dial Bar and Lounge, where the Dominican business and...

David Ortiz back in Boston after shooting in Dominican bar

Jun. 11, 2019 8:42 AM EDT

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — David Ortiz was back in Boston for medical care after authorities said the former Red Sox slugger affectionately known as Big Papi was ambushed by a gunman at a bar in his native Dominican Republic. A plane carrying the 43-year-old retired athlete landed Monday...