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Alleged shooter arrested in $8,000 plot to kill baseball's David Ortiz

13 June 2019

The alleged shooter of David Ortiz has been arrested along with four others in a group to kill the former Boston Red Sox star at a Dominican Republic bar, authorities said on Wednesday. the group was offered nearly $8,000 to carry out the contract killing. The arrests came while Ortiz, 43, recovered in a Boston hospital following a second round of surgery on Tuesday, according to his family, which said he was sitting up and had taken a few steps.

The plot to kill Ortiz, a national hero in the Dominican Republic, was more complex than initially thought and involved two men on a motorcycle working with two other groups of people in cars, National Police chief told reporters.