David Ortiz Shooting Suspect Says MLB Star Wasn't Intended Target

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Luis Rivas-Clase, a suspect in the David Ortiz shooting, is believed to be the same man wanted by Pennsylvania authorities on a charge of an attempted homicide.

A 10th person turned himself in on Friday, according to a lawyer for Jhoel Lopez, a Dominican variety show producer who was injured during the attack on Ortiz.

The New York Post adds that Cruz is a resident of New Jersey who is on the run for his involvement in two robberies that occurred in the same night. In addition to coming awfully close to being one of the greatest tragedies in sports history, Boston Red Sox infielder Eduardo Nunez says the incident was an embarrassment for Dominican ballplayers.

Rolfi Ferreira Cruz, the accused gunman in the attempted murder of David Ortiz, says the former Boston Red Sox slugger was not his intended victim, according to video released by the media in the Dominican Republic.

The 43-year-old Ortiz, who played for the Red Sox between 2003 and 2016 and was a major part of its championship teams in 2004, 2007 and 2013, was shot last Sunday at a nightclub in the Dominican Republic.

Ortiz isn't expected to be released from the hospital until next week. On Friday, his alleged shooter and eight other suspects made a court appearance in the Dominican Republic; all wore bullet proof vests and helmets. "He continues to heal and make progress".

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Meanwhile, the father of another suspect in Sunday's shooting of Ortiz at a bar said his son is a member of gang of hired assassins and low-level drug dealers known as the Gilberts. "David will continue to recover in the ICU and future updates on his condition will be provided when necessary".

Mirabal Acosta was arrested Tuesday in the town of Mao, in the northern Dominican Republic.

According to Associated Press, the burglars also shot 2 others alongside Ortiz.

"Ortiz, affectionately known as Big Papi, was shot inside the Dial Lounge and Bar".

CNN Correspondent Patrick Oppmann reported from Santo Domingo.

The Red Sox retired his number, 34, in 2017 - a year after he retired - and Boston renamed a bridge and a stretch of road outside Fenway Park in his honor.

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