The police in the Dominican Republic have once again made an arrest in the shooting of David Ortiz.
Junior Cesar La Hoz Vargas was the 14th person to be arrested when he was arrested on Saturday.
He is accused of renting the apartment where accused mastermind Victor Hugo Gomez Vasquez hid himself before he was captured on Friday, according to the Boston Globe.
On Sunday, Colnel Frank Felix Duran Mejia, a spokesperson for the Dominican National Police, spoke at a press conference about the investigation into the shooting on Sunday, where he tried to merge the complex web of suspects.
Police officers guide Junior Julio Cesar La Hoz Vargas, center with helmet, arrested in the shooting of former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, to a courtroom
Junior Julio Cesar La Hoz Vargas, left, and Victor Hugo Gomez Vazquez, right, are escorted from a courtroom in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic
Junior Cesar La Hoz Vargas, a 14th suspect involved in the shooting of former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, is in court in Santo Domingo
Col. Frank Felix Duran Mejia, spokesman for the Dominican national police spoke at a press conference about the investigation into the shooting on Sunday
Gómez, 43, was arrested during a Friday morning operation in the Caribbean, just three weeks after Ortiz was shot.
He took a video hours before he was arrested and said he did not order the hit that took the life of Big Papi almost on June 9 in the Dominican Republic.
Alberto Miguel Rodriguez Mota was also arrested on Friday. He is the alleged internal man who has paid the assassins about $ 8,000.
He was found by Dominican forces in a boat while trying to flee from Puerto Rico, according to the New York Post.
The target of the shooting was Sixto David Fernández (right), the nephew of Víctor Hugo Gómez, but David Ortiz (left) was wounded instead
Col. Mejia explained the complex web of complexity that led to the shooting and 14 arrests
14 people have now been arrested for David Ortiz shooting
Víctor Hugo Gómez, 43, was arrested just three weeks after David Ortiz was shot during an operation on Friday morning in the Caribbean country. He recorded a video hours before his arrest and said he had not ordered the hit that almost took the life of Ortiz on June 9 in the Dominican Republic
A final suspect is still fleeing. Luis Alfredo Rivas Clase is known by the officials as & # 39; The surgeon & # 39 ;.
Prosecutors say that the case is so & # 39; complex & # 39; is that at least 11 suspects in the case can be detained for a year while the investigation continues.
A judge ruled on Saturday that the first court appearances for Gomez Vasquez and Rodriguez Mota could be pushed back, according to the Globe.
Gómez Vasquez is accused of the murder of his cousin, Sixto David Fernández, who, according to the suspect, had shredded him at the local authorities in a 2011 drug case that led to his detention.
Fernández sat with Ortiz in the Dial Bar and Lounge in Santo Domingo on June 9 when he was shot.
CCTV footage shows David Ortiz being shot outside a bar in the Dominican Republic
A family member was on a video call with Víctor Hugo Gómez before being arrested in the Dominican Republic on Friday
Víctor Hugo Gómez was also sought by the US authorities for drug trafficking
Authorities say that hit people & # 39; Big Papi & # 39; confuse with Fernández while shooting in a bar in the capital of Santo Domingo.
The two men are friends and share a table.
Last week Ortiz was removed from intensive care at the Massachusetts General Hospital, where he is still recovering. Doctors in the Dominican Republic removed his gallbladder and part of his intestine.
Dominican authorities also hold several other suspects, including the shooter, Rolfi Ferreira-Cruz, 25, in connection with the shooting.
Images from CCTV were recorded when Ortiz was shot.
At the time of the attack, Ortiz was with TV personality Jhoel López and Fernández. Ortiz. He sat with his back to the street once he was shot in the back by a bullet that also injured López.
The shooting was carried out by two men on a motorcycle who were followed by several suspects in two cars, the authorities said.
Eleven other suspects have been arrested. US prosecutors said Ferreira-Cruz is being searched for armed robberies and firearms in New Jersey.
Big Papi is still hospitalized in a hospital in Boston that recovers from the gunshot wound (file photo from April 2019)
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