Back in 2019, David Ortiz almost lost his life in 2019 and we are now finding out more information about that shooting. A private investigation found the 2019 shooting of David Ortiz was an assassination attempt by a drug lord, the Boston Globe reported Saturday.
The former Red Sox star was shot in 2019 while he stood at the Dial Bar in Santo Domingo along with his friend and jealousy was the main motive behind the near-fatal attack.
Authorities initially concluded that the attack was a case of mistaken identity, however, former Boston police commissioner Ed Davis is convinced that the MLB legend was the actual target, and that the hit was ordered by notorious drug lord César “The Abuser” Peralta.
“Peralta said he had David shot,” Davis told the Boston Globe.
Peralta’s Miami-based lawyer, Joaquin Perez, said Peralta “had nothing to do with” the attempt on Ortiz’s life.
In a statement, a spokesman for Ortiz said “We are not providing any further comment at this time as any additional information and answers on the motive for the shooting of David Ortiz will come from the legal system in the Dominican Republic and the U-S court systems. People should not forget that David Ortiz is the victim here.”
A total of 13 suspects are awaiting trial in the case.
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