Dominican Republic prosecutors have identified the man who allegedly paid for the hit on David Ortiz, who was shot in an apparent assassination attempt in his native country earlier this month.
Ortiz, 43, was shot in the back at a restaurant in Santo Domingo, D.R. on June 10. The 10-time MLB All-Star was in serious condition and underwent surgery. He’s since been transported to Boston, where he’s recovering.
Details surrounding the shooting were minimal at the time, though police have since been led to believe that someone had ordered a hit on the former Boston Red Sox star.
The man who allegedly ordered the hit on Ortiz has been identified, per CNN.
CNN obtained Dominican court documents that reveal new details in the shooting, including the name of the person accused of paying for the attempted hit, identified as Alberto Miguel Rodriguez Mota.Rodriguez Mota met with another suspect, Gabriel Alexander Perez Vizcaíno, to discuss a plan one week before Ortiz was shot, according to the indictment.
The man allegedly paid $7,800 to a group of criminals to take out Ortiz while he was back in his native country.
CNN obtained Dominican court documents that reveal new details in the shooting, including the name of the person accused of paying for the attempted hit, identified as Alberto Miguel Rodriguez Mota. https://t.co/DVWe1PBbOG
— CNN (@CNN) June 18, 2019
Dominican Republic police are reportedly currently looking for Mota.