A second suspect has been arrested in the investigation into the shooting of former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz, a spokeswoman for the national prosecutor’s office said on Tuesday night.
A spokeswoman for the national prosecutor’s office in the Dominican Republic says a second person has been arrested in the investigation into the shooting of former Red Sox star David Ortiz. There is no public indication the man is the suspected shooter.
Spokeswoman Julieta Tejeda reported the arrest to a group of journalists via WhatsApp on Tuesday night. She declined to provide further details.
The first suspect, 25-year-old Eddy Feliz Garcia, has been charged with attempted homicide, criminal association and intentionally causing injury through use of an illegal firearm, his attorney told ABC News on Tuesday night.
Garcia insisted he did not actually shoot Ortiz, and his attorney maintained his innocence.
Ortiz’s wife, Tiffany, said in a statement earlier Tuesday that the player is “stable, awake and resting comfortably” in the intensive care unit at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is expected to remain there several days.
Dominican doctors removed Ortiz’s gallbladder and part of his intestine.
He’s currently recovering in Boston.
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