Legendary Red Sox slugger David ‘Big Papi’ Ortiz was shot Sunday night at a nightclub in the Dominican Republic
He had gone on a night out with a friend before he was shot in the back in his native Santo Domingo
Attack on ‘Big Papi’ Ortiz was a sophisticated hit job involving two cars which stalked the baseball star, before he was gunned down by two men on a motorcycle
Prosecutors in Santo Domingo say the two men on a motorcycle were seen talking to men in two Hyundai sedans and had been stalking Ortiz prior to the attack
The two men on the motorcycle have been arrested police announced Tuesday
Bike rider Eddy Feliz Garcia, 25, who a crowd captured at the scene, and Oliver Moisés Mirabal Acosta, the alleged shooter
The baseball star is recovering in Boston after a second major surgery in 24 hours and is lucky to be alive, doctors say
Speculations the killing was ordered by a drug lord
The unnamed mobster believed Ortiz was having an affair with his wife, cops said
Suspect Eddy Feliz Garcia, shown being transferred from one police station to another on Tuesday night, was savagely beaten by a crowd at the scene of the shooting. He was driving the motorcycle with the shooter on the back
Suspected shooter: Oliver Moisés Mirabal Acosta, has been arrested in the ambush-style shooting of baseball great David Ortiz. Mirabal, who has alleged ties to a drug trafficking gang, is accused of being the shooter
David ‘Big Papi’ Ortiz was shot in the back on Sunday night in his native Dominican Republic
Eddy Vladimir Féliz Garcia, 25, was detained and beaten by patrons at the bar immediately after the incident and has been charged as an accomplice to an attempted murder, The Associated Press reports. His lawyer, Deivi Solano, told the wire service that his client did not know the person he picked up when he stopped to take a fare Sunday night.
The second suspect now in custody was the shooter police said.
Investigators are treating the case as an attempted murder that may have involved more than just the driver and the gunman, the spokeswoman said.
Oliver Moisés Mirabal Acosta was arrested along with at three other suspects
Before jumping on the back of Garcia’s motorcycle, Acosta was filmed driving a Hyundai and speaking to other men.
He then approached Ortiz on the bicycle and shot him, police say.
Garcia, who was chased down and beaten at the scene of the crime, has now been charged with a slew of charges including attempted murder but his lawyer says he is an innocent moped taxi driver who had no clue what Acosta was planning.
According to police, two Hyundais were seen following Ortiz before the incident, including one which was facing him before he got shot.
They have not released the footage but it was described in charging documents for Garcia.