Less than 24 hours after the crazy news about David Ortiz being shot in his native Dominican Republic, we are learning even more details that may explain why he was rolled up on by an assailant and shot. It seems there was actually a reason for it and it involves police officers.
The former slugger for the Red Sox was shot in the back at near point-blank range while having drinks with friends including local TV host Jhoel Lopez.
“Police in the Dominican Republic believe former Boston Red Sox star David ‘Big Papi’ Ortiz was shot by two cops hired by a Dominican Republic drug lord who believed the baseball player was having an affair with his wife, DailyMail.com has learned.
Three law enforcement sources confirmed the motive on Monday as Ortiz, 43, recovered in the hospital.
The drug lord has not been named.
On Monday, Ortiz’s representative Leo Lopez denied that the shooting had anything to do with a woman but said it was the act of ‘hired’ killers.”
“There is no doubt that it was an act of hired killers.
“If we had known that there was a dangerous situation, he would not have been there at that moment,” Leo Lopez told Diario Libre.
So far, 25-year-old Eddy Feliz Garcia has been the only person arrested in connection with the shooting. He was spotted being brutally hit and kicked by locals after the shooting.
Ortiz is expected to make a full recovery but suffered liver damage during the six-hour operation.
The 43-year-old is married to Tiffany Ortiz and has three children.