SANTO DOMINGO – A man who is credited with having participated in the planning of the attack suffered by former Major League Baseball player David Ortiz in 2019 was pursued and killed with multiple shots in the city of Santiago, in the north of the Dominican Republic.
“The investigation is in progress, this type of data will emerge in the investigation … The homicide department just started the investigations,” Colonel Antonio Calvo Pérez told The Associated Press when asked if said murder was related to the attack. the baseball player.
The preliminary report that the National Police offered to the press indicated that Luis Alfredo Rivas, alias “El Cirujano”, undertook a flight aboard a gray car, with the roof of a taxi company, but was hit in front of a center commercial where he was killed and his executors left.
“He died of multiple gunshot wounds that were caused by unknown elements so far, who were traveling aboard two vehicles, after an argument while they were together,” it was reported.
Rivas was also wanted for other crimes, including the kidnapping of a man for a debt of $ 700, days before his murder, and which is also under investigation as well as the theft of a vehicle from a taxi driver in August.
“El Cirujano” was the only one implicated in the Ortiz case, who was a fugitive from the authorities and for which 14 other persons are serving prison.
Regarding the attack on the Boston Red Sox superstar in June 2019, authorities concluded that the baseball player was mistaken for a man named Sixto David Fernández, who used to have fun at the bar where Ortiz was that day.
Due to the shot that the athlete received, he underwent several surgeries both in the Dominican Republic and in a hospital in the city of Boston, where he was transferred and where he remained for several months. Ortiz made a public appearance in his country again five months after the fact.