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Police: Suspects in David Ortiz Shooting Were Paid $7,800; 6 in Custody Search intensifies for 'The Surgeon,' the suspect at large in David Ortiz shooting
Deanna Wagner | 14 June, 2019, 23:30

The new footage does not show Ortiz's face, but you can see the shooter walk up to him and fire the shot.

Another day, another interesting twist to the David Ortiz shooting case.

"Rolfy Ferrera Cruz, who was identified as the alleged gunman, Joel Rodriguez Cruz, Reynaldo Rodriguez Valenzuela, Acosta, Vasquez and Garcia were all arrested in connection with the Ortiz shooting".

Their appearance came after new information emerged about the suspected gunman, Rolfi Ferreira-Cruz, who prosecutors say has ties to the United States.

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. Witnesses captured at least one man, beat him and waited until police arrived to scoop him up to jail. (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. They said the coordinator of the attack was among those arrested, but they have not said who they think might've ordered the shooting.

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Pennsylvania authorities have released a mug shot of Rivas-Clase that strongly resembles the suspect in an image provided by Dominican authorities, who provided the same name but without the hyphen listed in USA court documents.

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.

"The victim stated Rivas-Clase threatened to have him killed a few days before the shooting occurred", the Berks County Sheriff's Office said in a statement posted on its Facebook page following the April 22, 2018, incident.

Here's a photo composite of the six detained suspects and, at bottom-center, Luis Alfredo Rivas Clase, aka The Surgeon, a suspect police say is still at large.

Shortly after the shooting, Ortiz was rushed to a local hospital and was in the intensive care unit after being treated for bleeding in his liver and having portions of his intestines and gall bladder removed, said Leo Lopez, his spokesman.