The gunman suspected of shooting David Ortiz at a bar in the Dominican Republic on Sunday night was arrested Wednesday as part of a group authorities said were offered $400,000 Dominican pesos, or about $7,800 USA dollars, for a coordinated hit on the former Red Sox player, according to NBC News.
Four of the suspects were arrested on Tuesday outside of Santo Domingo, where Ortiz was shot Sunday night while seated outside at a popular night club.
The 43-year-old arrived in Boston on Monday night for the surgery and is in stable condition, his wife, Tiffany, said in a statement.
She added Ortiz is "making good progress towards recovery".
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The two suspects are part of a group that was allegedly offered roughly $8,000 to assassinate Ortiz, authorities said, according to NBC News.
The driver of the motorcycle, Eddy Vladimir Feliz Garcia, was apprehended and beaten by bystanders after the motorcycle faltered. Prosecutors confirmed that Acosta was captured Tuesday night. Ferreyra, the police chief said, confessed to being the shooter.
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According to Latin American sports journalist Hector Gomez, the guy who was responsible for firing off the shots at the former Boston slugger claims he "didn't know" he was ordered to shoot the legend, as he was only given information on what the person was wearing.
In the court document, Dominican prosecutors said one of the shooting suspects, Oliver Moises Mirabal Acosta, was driving a grey Hyundai Accent before mounting a motorcycle driven by 25-year-old Eddy Vladimir Feliz Garcia.