Footage indicates sophisticated attack on former Red Sox hero David Ortiz

Report: Five Suspects Now Under Arrest in Connection to David Ortiz Shooting

Eddy Vladimir Feliz Garcia, in custody in connection with the shooting of former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, is transferred by police to court in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on June 11, 2019.

"On behalf of me and my family, I want to thank John and Linda Henry, Tom Werner, Sam Kennedy and the Boston Red Sox for all that they are doing for David and our family, as well as Dr. Larry Ronan and the incredible staff at Massachusetts General Hospital".

The 43-year-old arrived in Boston on Monday night for the surgery and is in stable condition, his wife, Tiffany, said in a statement.

"At this moment, [the suspects] are being interrogated and we will continue deepening the investigation to get to the truth about what happened", stated Jean Alain Rodriguez, the Chief Prosecutor, at the press conference.

The director of the Dominican Republic's National Police has declined to provide a motive for the shooting of former Red Sox star. In a court appearance Tuesday night, he was charged as an accomplice to an attempted murder.

"Yesterday and this morning, David was able to sit up as well as take some steps", she said.

Among the suspects in custody is the alleged shooter, identified by authorities as Rolfy Ferreyra, aka Sandy. In a statement, his wife Tiffany said he will remain in the ICU for the coming days but "is making good progress towards recovery".

Dominican prosecutors say witnesses and security camera footage show that the attempt to kill former Red Sox star David Ortiz was carried out by two men on a motorcycle and two other groups of people in cars, indicating a new level of sophistication in the attack. The gunman was riding a motorcycle driven by 25-year-old Eddy Vladimir Feliz Garcia.

His lawyer and his mother insist he's innocent of any wrongdoing, asserting he's a motorcycle taxi driver who unwittingly picked up the gunman as a fare and drove him to the crime scene without knowing his intentions. A photo of the star was shared by family as Ortiz was recovering after surgery.

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