A second suspect has been arrested in the tough ambush shooter of the Boston Red Sox icon David "Big Papi" Ortiz, which occurred at a narrow nightclub in the Dominican Republic, according to the authorities.
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The man was arrested on Tuesday night in connection with shooting who left Ortiz with a bullet wound on the back, told a Dominican police official ABC News.
Julieta Tejada, a spokesman for the National Prosecutor's Office in the Dominican Republic, also confirmed to reporters in a WhatsApp text that a second suspect had been detained in the obvious targeted attack on the retired Red Sox slugger, who was born and raised in the Dominican Republic, according to The Associated Press.
The name of the second suspect in the repository was not immediately released.
His arrest came just hours after another man arrested in the immediate aftermath of Sunday's shot was accused of a murder attempt, according to his lawyer.
Eddy Vladimir Feliz Garcia, 25, was nabbed by spectators and beaten before turning to police minutes after 43-year-old Ortiz was seriously injured at the Dial Bar and Lounge, a nightclub in Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic. Ortiz was treated in a hospital for his injuries.
Photographs of officers escorting Ortiz to a police station after his release from a hospital showed him sewing up gases on his forehead and nose, a new bruise over his right eye and a bumped lip.
The investigation is ongoing and the police have not said if any of the two men are in storage, the person is seen in the surveillance video that goes up after Ortiz when he was sitting in the bar and pushing him in the back close up. It was unclear on Wednesday if more arrests are expected.
Police have not yet commented on a possible motive for the shot but has ruled out robbery.
Garcia accused of playing a role in the shot, according to police. But his lawyer, Bunel Ramirez Meran, said Tuesday night that Garcia is not the gunman who shot Ortiz. Meran said Garcia is innocent.