Cops: Suspect in Ortiz shooting was offered $7.8K
7:37 PM ET
ESPN News Services
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Six suspects, including the alleged gunman, have been detained in the shooting of former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz, the Dominican Republic’s chief prosecutor said Wednesday.
Other suspects were also being pursued in the shooting, which witnesses said was carried out by two men on a motorcycle and two other groups of people in cars.
“At this moment, they are being interrogated and we will continue deepening the investigation to get to the truth about what happened,” chief prosecutor Jean Alain Rodriguez said.
“Nobody involved in this lamentable episode will remain in impunity, not even the material or intellectual author” of the crime, he said.
Authorities have declined to give a motive for the shooting at a popular Santo Domingo bar Sunday night.
Among the suspects in custody is the alleged shooter, identified by authorities as Rolfy Ferreyra, aka Sandy.
Police Maj. Gen. Ney Aldrin Bautista Almonte said the alleged coordinator of the attack was offered 400,000 Dominican pesos, or about $7,800, to carry out the shooting. He said the alleged coordinator is also among those in custody.