Ar­rest made in David Or­tiz shoot­ing, sec­ond sus­pect still at large

Lodi News-Sentinel - - SPORTS - — Sarah Valen­zuela, New York Daily News

An ar­rest has been made af­ter David Or­tiz was shot in the Do­mini­can Repub­lic.

Or­tiz was at the Dial Bar and Lounge in Santo Domingo when two peo­ple rode up on a mo­tor­cy­cle, ap­proached and shot the former Red Sox All-Star in the lower back at "nearly point blank range," ac­cord­ing to TMZ and Diario Li­bre.

One of the sus­pects, iden­ti­fied later as 25-year-old Eddy Feliz Gar­cia who was also the sus­pected gun­man of the two, was tracked down and bru­tally beaten by oth­ers near the scene be­fore be­ing ar­rested. The other is still at large, as po­lice have not yet tracked him down.

Po­lice have con­firmed that the sus­pect in cus­tody is the same man shown be­ing beaten in videos cir­cu­lated widely on so­cial me­dia.

The crime was ini­tially re­ported as a rob­bery, though Do­mini­can po­lice have de­nied those re­ports and are still in­ves­ti­gat­ing whether the shoot­ing was an at­tempted as­sas­si­na­tion.

Or­tiz is said to be in sta­ble con­di­tion but re­mains in the in­ten­sive care unit at Clin­ica Abel Gon­za­lez re­cov­er­ing from surgery. His last surgery ended around 3:30 a.m. Mon­day morn­ing, ac­cord­ing to ESPN's Marly Rivera. Doc­tors ap­par­ently had to re­move his gall­blad­der and part of his in­testines and con­trol the bleed­ing from his liver.

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