Luis Rivas-Clase, 31, is accused of shooting a victim in Reading in April of previous year, the Dispatch reports. The victim, who was shot in the lower back, told authorities that Rivas-Clase threatened to have him killed a few days before the shooting, according to the Berks County sheriff's office. His postseason heroics helped Boston capture its first World Series title in 86 years in 2004, when he was the Most Valuable Player of the American League Championship Series as the Red Sox overcame a 3-0 series deficit to the New York Yankees in seven games.
Police are still investigating whether the athlete was the intended target, as previous reports have said the shooting was part of a burglary attempt. He has been identified as Luis Alfredo Riva Clase, who goes by the bone-chilling nickname "The Surgeon".More news: FBI Assists Dominican Republic with Mysterious Deaths of Americans
Authorities say the men had been offered 400,000 Dominican pesos, or roughly $7,800, to kill Ortiz.
Ferreyra Cruz is also believed to be the same man wanted in a pair of armed street robberies on December 22 in Clifton, New Jersey, a detective lieutenant, Robert Bracken, with the city's police department told The Star-Ledger newspaper of Newark, New Jersey.More news: Trump mocked for 'Prince of Whales' tweet
Deivi Solano, one of Féliz Garcia's attorneys, said his client is a motorcycle taxi driver and may have unwittingly driven the shooter, but he did not shoot Ortiz.
So far six have been arrested, while the search continues for a seventh suspect. "I was confused." Cruz claims "they only told me the color of his clothes", appearing to indicate he didn't realize it was Ortiz when he fired the shot.
Ortiz, 43, was at a Santo Domingo nightclub Sunday night when he was shot in the back. "David will continue to recover in the ICU and future updates on his condition will be provided when necessary".More news: Android's Security Key Now Verifies Sign-Ins on iOS Devices