Published: Fri, June 14, 2019
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Suspects in David Ortiz Shooting Were Paid $7,800; 6 in Custody

Suspects in David Ortiz Shooting Were Paid $7,800; 6 in Custody

According to the outlet, police have both suspects in the shooting in custody, but have only officially acknowledged the arrest of one, 25-year-old Eddy Feliz Garcia.

Rolfi Ferreira-Cruz, 25, of Reading, Pennsylvania, was charged on January 5, 2018, with multiple counts of armed robbery, aggravated assault, employing a juvenile in the commission of a crime and various weapons offenses, including possession of hollow point bullets for the Clifton robberies, according to a release from the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office.

Clifton police say Cruz was one of our four masked men who brandished handguns and robbed two men as they walked down the street. The various defendants face a range of charges including accessory to attempted murder, attempted homicide, gang activity, and gun violations.

The video shows Ferreira Cruz saying through his jail cell window to journalists, "It wasn't David" and "I got confused by his clothing".

Ferreira-Cruz is facing decades in prison if he is found guilty of the crimes he was charged with committing in New Jersey, officials said. Authorities are investigating whether Lebron planned the attack on Ortiz, according to two people briefed on the probe. (Apparently the authorities have provided different spellings of the suspects' names.) It does not appear that the alleged shooter's lawyer has given a comment to the media.

Authorities in the Dominican Republic say Rivas-Clase is still at large.


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

Ortiz is one of the most beloved figures in sports history in the Dominican Republic and Boston, a fearsome power hitter with a ready smile.

Dominican journalist Aris Beltre says the shooting has affected the country greatly, saying Ortiz is not only "Big Papi" in the US but back home in the Dominican Republic too.

Luis Alfredo Rivas Clase is seen here in this undated file photo.

The victim, who was shot in the groin but survived, told authorities that Rivas-Clase had threatened to kill him several days earlier if he did not leave town, said Reading's deputy police chief, Osborne Robinson.

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