SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Dominican prosecutors say witnesses and safety digital camera footage present that the try and kill former Crimson Sox star David Ortiz was carried out by two males on a motorbike and two different teams of individuals in automobiles, indicating a brand new stage of sophistication within the assault.
The small print have been contained in a court docket doc obtained by The Related Press on Wednesday.
In the meantime, Ortiz’s spouse stated in an announcement that the previous Crimson Sox star was in a position to sit up and take some steps as he recuperates within the intensive care unit at Massachusetts Normal Hospital in Boston.
“His situation is guarded, and he’ll stay within the ICU for the approaching days, however he’s making good progress towards restoration,” Tiffany Ortiz stated within the assertion.
Within the court docket doc, Dominican prosecutors stated one of many capturing suspects, Oliver Moisés Mirabal Acosta, was driving a gray Hyundai Accent earlier than mounting a motorbike pushed by 25-year-old Eddy Vladimir Feliz García.
Prosecutors additionally stated the 2 males have been seen on safety digital camera footage speaking with different individuals within the Accent and in a Hyundai in a close-by avenue earlier than the capturing at a preferred Santo Domingo bar Sunday night time.
“In one of many movies it was attainable to watch each the accused and the shooter planning the fee of the incident proper on Octavio Mejía Ricard Avenue, which is parallel to the place the place the occasion befell,” prosecutors stated within the court docket doc.
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The doc additionally stated witness instructed investigators that Feliz Garcia met with a bunch of individuals at a park within the Las Caobas neighborhood, the place Feliz Garcia lived, round 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. The witness, a pal of Feliz Garcia, stated he didn’t know the group of individuals, which included a girl.
The doc additionally revealed ineptitude, saying bike driver Feliz Garcia was captured after he skidded and fell off his bike because the pair tried to flee. Enraged followers captured Feliz Garcia and beat him bloody earlier than handing him over to police.
Mirabal Acosta was captured Tuesday night time within the city of Mao within the northern Dominican Republic.
Feliz García’s lawyer stated his shopper, who has been charged with being an confederate to tried homicide, is an harmless bike taxi driver who had no concept his passenger was going to commit a criminal offense.
“He didn’t know what they have been going to do. He’s a fan of David’s,” the lawyer, Deivi Solano, stated Tuesday.
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The 43-year-old Ortiz ceaselessly traveled to Santo Domingo, the place his father and a sister reside. The previous Crimson Sox slugger was lively on the social scene there, hitting nightspots with buddies who included TV personalities and Dominican reggaeton musicians.
Beloved in his hometown, Ortíz traveled the harmful streets of the Dominican capital with little or no safety, trusting his followers to guard him, in line with buddies.
The Dominican Republic is without doubt one of the world’s most harmful nations. The homicide fee stands at 12.5 killings per 100,000 individuals, inserting the Dominican Republic within the high 10% to 15% of probably the most violent nations on the planet, in line with the U.S. State Division.