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