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A total of 10 suspects were rushed into a Dominican Republic court for hearings into the shooting of beloved former Boston Red Sox star David "Big Papi" Ortiz.

Ortiz, 43, was shot in the back at point blank range by a motorcyclist while dining with a friend at a sports bar in his native Santo Domingo on Sunday.

He is listed in stable condition at a Massachusetts hospital where he underwent a second surgery on Monday.

Video uploaded to Instagram by ABC World News Tonight shows armed law enforcement officers rushing 10 suspects, including what appears to be a woman, into a courthouse in Santo Domingo.

Police are looking for another suspect Luis Rivas-Clase - nicknamed "The Surgeon" - who is also wanted in the United States for attempted murder.

According to ABC News, the father of one of the suspects said his son belongs to a Dominican gang of hitmen.

The gang was reportedly paid $8,000 for the hit on Ortiz. He was shot once in the back and underwent surgery to remove part of his intestines and gallbladder in Santo Domingo. Ortiz took his first steps on Tuesday in the intensive care unit at Massachusetts General hospital in Boston.

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Ortiz's wife, Tiffany Ortiz, thanked surgeons and a friend of her husband's for saving his life.

"David remains in guarded condition in the surgical intensive care unit following his second surgery," Tiffany Ortiz said in a statement, released by the Boston Red Sox. "He continues to heal and make progress."

She also thanked a wealthy friend, Eliezer Salvador, who loaded Ortiz into his black Rolls Royce after the shooting and rushed him to the Abel Gonzalez Clinic in Santo Domingo.

"I want to take this opportunity to offer our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to Eliezer Salvador, owner of Presidente Sports, for your quick thinking and swift action on Sunday night," she said. "Your heroism and selflessness were the first steps to ensuring David could get the urgent care he required. For that, we are eternally grateful."

Salvador is pictured above displaying the jewels and bloodstained clothing Ortiz was wearing when he was shot. His Rolls Royce is pictured below at the entrance to the clinic.

There were reports that Ortiz was targeted by a drug lord who believed the slugger had an affair with his wife.

In videos uploaded to the Internet, a woman named Yaribel was seen fighting with another woman in the clinic where Ortiz was undergoing surgery. Yaribel is alleged to be Ortiz's mistress.
 

Photos by ERIKA SANTELICES/AFP/Getty Images

  • MsSapphire9800

    Come on...8K is like hitting the mega ball lottery in the DR....and they rather be in jail then on the road side streets...they know all of they have a bounty on them for not completing the job.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    Moving them like ..... (hope they got the right person(s))
    https://media1.giphy.com/media/l4JyMJghOyHyT2O9G/giphy.gif

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Something about this screams deflection .... I wouldn't step foot in da DR.... but something ain't clean about any of these stories coming from da DR..... Ima mind my damn business cause I do see the shyt !

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Lolololol this gif ??

  • CardiB’sAbs

    So the gang members in The DR have the same terrible aim as the gang members in the states. These folks are as incompetent at their jobs as hitmen as Dump is at being President. You had ONE job.

  • Raquel

    OMFG!!! This meme just put me in my urn. I'm DONE!

  • Raquel

    Was that a nub??

  • tia

    another black mark for the DR--they don't need it.

    But this has nothing to do with the country. This has everything to do with this David and his wayward d@@k.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    A penny for the wife’s thoughts ?

  • bemetoo

    I don’t buy this distraction

  • GAPeach

    Whew, they whooped that one dudes behind! He has bald spots in his head and everything.

  • Carrington

    First of all... the killer sale price was $8,000... how TEN of you MFs get arrested for a cut of THAT?

  • Rayne

    Whooped Mr patches’ ass. He’s now called Mr Patches De Los Santos Domingo Jueves. Lmao

  • fRAktal Reality

    That violent Caucasian-mixed DNA...

  • SpillyNillie

    I see justice is swift in the D aura...

  • BlockingTrollsAllYearLong

    THEY DON'T WASTE ANY TIME IN THE DR! Damn.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    10 ppl involved and Big Papi up and walking??? Chile.... https://media1.giphy.com/media/mmRmDX9Y3Q7NS/giphy.gif

  • Soda

    I wish they had left the camera pointed at the trucks, must have looked like clown cars with all those people inside. The doors opened before they even stopped because they couldn't wait to get out. ?

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    Something in the water ain't clean and that's all ima say!!!

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Lololol

  • TriniHarlem

    Not my concern

  • DroneRivers

    Lmao. They're rushing in and out of the building because they're all worried about people taking shots at them now. And that's good for them!

  • DroneRivers

    10 people and he was shot once and is alive and well! AND the shooter got caught and had his ass kicked right after. https://media3.giphy.com/media/li0dswKqIZNpm/giphy.gif

  • Raquel

    Sh*t, $800 dollars over there is like Elon Musk money. lol In Panama, you can live NICE off $1,500 a month.

  • Wreckognize Game

    Hopefully, Ortiz has guards at the Boston hospital since there was a hit in him.

  • TeamTewMurch

    ?????

  • Mielle Downey

    Cave demon additives lmaooooo

  • Keyshia Ray

    Damn! They really wanted him dead.

  • Listen2Me

    ? There’s no way a drug LORD would move this sloppy. Can’t see someone making it to lord status and have so many loose ends on a hit. Hell for all we know the wife could have hired someone. ?????

  • xxxgracious

    My ex is Dominican. That ninja (although he doenst believe he is black) is crazy. His mother is angry that America is giving her country a bad rep. She gets mad at me for telling my son he is black. She wants me to teach him that he is Afro-Latino.

  • Bree

    I'm confused $8,000! That must be alot of money to them. But okay. I guess these millionaires don't get that you just can't go back home after you've "made" it. Somebody's always looking for you. If the shooting is based on the allegations presented, he is lucky to be alive. None of us are invincible.

  • KLove

    I sure wish I was a fly on the wall of that hospital room...she's acting all supportive in public, but I'm sure in private, she is probably saying something in Spanish like "I told you to stop fu**in with that puta whore and now look at you bendejo!!" .....and he should probably not be left alone with the wife....Dominican women will cut you...ask me how I know LOL

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    My ex is one too...his mom liked me at first because she thought I was Dominican when she saw a pic he sent to her...once she found out I was american she went off...didn't matter that I made great money or had no baggage..I was confused about the whole they look black but speak spanish thing at first (ignorance is bliss)...neva again..

  • KLove

    Exactly....prolly some corner kingpin nickel/dime bag sellin cat that had the local bad bish and she got a super upgrade when she met Big Papi LOLOL

  • SoulfulLove

    I'm crine real tears..lol

  • Renee26

    8k to split 10 ways... Damn

  • iWasteTime

    It's about 410K in Pesos

  • NewNew

    It does have to do with the country though. Their violent crime rates are high and this is a crime regardless or who the victim is.

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    He can’t be Afro Latina/African American?

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Can we get a post on Kellen Winslow Jr??? That nicca deserves to be under the jail and the NFL new he was a sex deviant!!!

  • NewNew

    I went to college with him. Used to see him in the dining hall all the time. He was good looking but arrogant. Who knew he was also a dirty rapist?!? Oh how the mighty have fallen, tumbled, plummeted.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Goes a long way in the DR

  • Listen2Me

    Lol!! You’re probably right.

  • Jordan’s Memory

    OMG that was my second thought right after wishing that "wealthy Friend" could be my sugar daddy, ( don't Judge Me! lol) then I thought, damn bleeding in the Rose? That car oozes wealth money and Power!!! Thank God he had a quick thinking friend.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    He's a prime example of how money and legacy will always vouch for a person in the eyes of the law...the players were begging the coaches not to let him room with them on trips cause he would be beating his damn meat all the time...He got caught in the locker room too and at the NFL board meetings watching porn wtf... His behavior escalated cause he never got checked by anyone...he did that shit smh...

  • Listen2Me

    She’s probably ? he lived. I know she didn’t write that statement she released. As for dude with the Rolls Royce, she just gave his business free advertisement it’s a win-win for him. LOL

  • Jordan’s Memory

    Yes, it is...That country is very poor. Those who got it (like him and his friend) got it, but most don't. That money even spit can go a long ways.

  • Renee26

    Sad

  • Carrington

    Bro, we had a whole maid for like $15 per month in Panama back when I was a kid.

  • tia

    WOW!!! I never heard of him. I will definitely Google.

  • Renee26

    The rich friend is dumb... SMDH why he out there show boating that man's jewelry for attention?? Making the poor people even more envious

  • DroneRivers

    Same thing I said a few days ago! Shooting him in a crowded bar with cameras all around and immediately getting caught and beat up outside. That is NOT how you carry out a hit lol. Or even send a strong message.

  • Jordan’s Memory

    Say whattt who that? (I'm not a sports Fan) What that ninja do?

  • tia

    Our crime is high in the US as well (in certain areas).
    I know what you are saying tho. Him being unfaithful to his wife has nearly cost him his life. This could have happened in the US or anywhere. That's all I'm saying.

  • Simone

    Raped (some alleged, some convicted) the vulnerable: an unconscious 17 year old, the elderly and homeless women. He exposed himself to elderly women at the gym and teammates avoided him because he was constantly masturbating and addicted to porn.

  • Large Pro

    im sure you and your horse hair on your head will jump in line quick to a bed wench for him too

  • Listen2Me

    NOT at all!! And considering Ortiz didn’t die, the shooter would have been dead before sunset.

  • Louisville Is4TheBirds

    Cant be outchea effing men's wives big homie. Bet he wont be smashing nobody else wife

  • Jordan’s Memory

    What the Fudge! That sick bastard! I hate a rapist!!! I would sue the hell out of everybody and make sure his sick ass go to jail! AND fix his ass so he can never get hard again! That's what they need to start doing to these rapist. But that's ok they gonna keep that dyck hard in jail and that ass moist.

  • Jordan’s Memory

    No they didn't. He could have EASILY shot him in the head. So he either panic or was sending a message. But I wonder why so many damn people involved? One wasn't enough to get the job done?

  • Dowoop

    He'll be right back at it once he can get it up again.

  • Listen2Me

    No we can’t blame him (even though he is married). The disgruntle husband (if this is the case) needs to take this matter up with his wife.

  • Simone

    I agree! Pedophiles and rapists should be castrated and imprisoned for life and/or executed. Those that commit such horrific acts on another human being cannot be rehabilitated.

  • Jordan’s Memory

    OR that was the plan all along. Make it look like some gang related jealous type stuff, dude take the fall and he have a fat bank account waiting for him when he gets out. hmmm naw that don't sound right either. MAYBE the word got out that he was banging dudes wife and took it upon themselves shoot him as a sign of Loyalty. Kinda like when the lil boy in "The Wire" shoot my man Omar, The word was out that he wanted him shot but he didn't specifically tell the boy to shoot him. So maybe their dumbasses heard it was a bounty on his head and took it upon themselves to be sloppy then they will get the entire 8 grand themselves. Just a theory. lol

  • Simone

    I respect my body and marriage, so no.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    He was charged with sexually assaulting two women in their 50's and masturbating in front of a 70 year old Vietnamese woman as well as other lewd acts...he's had a history of abnormal sexual behavior that was covered up by the NFL...he was caught trying to break into two different older women's homes a week apart and the prosecutors think he was gonna rape them...now his lawyer is trying to say he has "CTE" and that whats led to the deviant behavior but a woman came forward and said he raped her in college when she was drunk...

  • Meme

    Eewwwww

  • Meme

    A very sick man

  • sunni_daze

    She's good because based on the reports, I wouldn't have been by his side. You bought 85K truck for your side and bitches fighting in the hospital acting all wild. Nope.

  • Parent

    Their perp walks be different in DR. I will never go back to that country again. Between them tainting liquor, botching women's bodies, producing Cardi B and Washington Heights. I'm done.

  • Bree

    You handled that well. The disrespect on this blog is real.

  • Bree

    I hope it was worth it!

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    ???????

  • Tammie Reed

    Soo none of them own a belt? Or did the authorities take them from them so they wouldn't hang themselves...Hmm?

  • Simone

    Thank you.

  • Bree

    Now they all will be broke busted and can't be trusted while sharing a jail cell. Individuals who cheat on their spouses deserve to be without their spouse. I'm not killing nobody over a man.

  • Bree

    You're welcome. God bless you.

  • AveIvy

    When you're arrested, your belt and shoe strings are taken from you.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Damn he couldn't control it huh?

    Wow. Now he would legitimately qualify as a sex addict.

  • Applebootay

    FOR WHY THOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!???

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    He needs to go to jail...who the hell exposes themselves in from of 70 year olds and rapes 50+ homeless women??? He's a predator...

  • Undecided

    Afro Latino = Black

  • Logan Roberts

    Welp. *continues to eat my spaghetti *

  • Logan Roberts

    Chile, Thank God he's not married to me. The news would've been like we still haven't seen Big Pokey's wife at the hospital since he got shot.

  • xxxgracious

    Exactly

  • xxxgracious

    Yeah he can but he isnt surrounded by his Dominican family. Just mine. And I dont know a lick of Spanish or their culture. Hopefully his dad mans up and teaches him about his culture.

  • xxxgracious

    His mom was the same. He had her believing I was from Panama. When I got pregnant she asked my mother about Panama and my mom said yeah were from Panama City, Florida. His mom was soooo pissed lmfao. Idk why he lied to her like that hahaha.

  • Sha

    Love it, producing Cardi B but I wouldn't go there either.

  • Sha

    It takes 2 to tangle, they both were in the wrong. If this is true of cause.

  • Sha

    Wow, he has issues.

  • Sha

    Wow, the racism is strong, even in 2019. They don't no black is beautiful.

  • NewNew

    Yes, very true. He phucked with the wrong people, literally.

  • NewNew

    Oh wow, I didn't know all that. Yikes. I guess he was always a problem. What a waste of a good looking man. Guess he'll be beating that meat behind bars.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Chile...they gonna tear his azz up in jail LOL...he gonna be the pimp on cell block A...

  • Nanasmom

    This is how murders should be dealt with!! Fu k all that Happy smiling walking in. Drag them like a dog with a leash.

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    Same over here with my daughter. Her dad is Afro Puerto Rican. My child doesn’t care to learn their culture because her dad isn’t around.

  • xxxgracious

    See that's so unfortunate ?

  • Alextra Ballard

    It took 10 mofo tew track him down for 8,000 dollas?

  • Fire & Ice

    Mr.and I were talking about him last night. He believes Kellen was a loose cannon since high school but it was always swept under the rug.....and just got progressively worse and worse because there was always someone to cover for him.

  • Alextra Ballard

    It’s something more tew this story

  • Fire & Ice

    Someone said that he's going to be wearing ribbons in his hair ???

  • Alextra Ballard

    Evev though the DR is his native home. He needs to stay away for awhile

  • Alextra Ballard

    Shol ain’t.....somn smells fishy

  • Fire & Ice

    You can tell that he was arrogant. Remember that rant he went on in college, talking bout he was a f*cking soldier ???

  • monique

    But they cannot seem to find out who and what is killing American tourists at two hotels in the DR.

  • NewNew

    He's needs to dust off that speech right about now

  • TheOwley

    David will keep t in his pants for now.

  • TheOwley

    So far 7 dead and another dead from plastic surgery complications. Likely unrelated but still, they need to get to the bottom of this. A travel advisory is in place. I wouldn't go there to get any work done.

  • Fire & Ice

    Ain't no speech helping him right about now

  • Li-Wright

    The Perps stated that Ortiz was NOT the intended victim; if not him, then who?

  • MsPam

    Like Cuba Gooding Jr.? Dude thinks he’s O.J. Shaft is a great movie, Happy weekend.

  • Malai

    ?????

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    One word...Money!

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    Bald spot all in the shooters head..smh..they whoooped his entire àss.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    I just wrote that above before seeing your message. His forehead look like a puzzle with all of those jagged lines.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    "I wonder if he's ever gonna figure out it was me sending him a message to leave that wh0re alone."

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy
  • GAPeach

    It sure does! Oh well...that's what he gets for going around shooting people.

  • the guest

    His wife sounds devoted. I hope the cheating rumors about him are false.

  • DroneRivers

    LMAO

  • Raquel

    Damn! $15 a month!? You can literally live like a king/queen over there. My Uncle and his wife thinking about retiring there so he been putting me on. Lol

  • Alextra Ballard

    Well somebidy line....they tracked him down. They knew exactly who they were looking for.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Chiiile I betchu he won't....Unfortunately

  • Alextra Ballard

    I caint wait to see Shaft.....I loved the one Samuel made a few years byke,as a matter of fact, I still watch it at least twice a month

  • brooks hill

    they in trouble trouble trouble. ass whopping coming fellas.

  • ALLMINE?

    Ringworm patches on his head? ??

  • ALLMINE?

    They go by "CULTURE & NATIONALITY". They need to read the American handbook for foreign negroes before moving here. U can't expect black Americans to think yall not one of when when u look like a family member of there's.

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    And not accomplish the task, smh.

  • Yardgirl

    I know I am two days late but this gif has taken me out!! I cannot stop laughing at the accuracy of it all. Tears!!

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Sounds like O.J....Chile he has issues in college that were swept under the rug and you see what happened there...smh...

  • Fire & Ice

    Ikr!

  • Tahj

    LOL

  • Tahj

    Im sorry.... this was no laughing matter but the way they dragged them up them steps ahahahahahahahaahahah LOL CTHU

  • Tahj

    ahahahha I thought maybe staples cuz they beat him down LOL ringworms ahahahaha if so that is HILARIOUS

  • Trace da Ace

    damn....they rushed they asses up them steps like rabid sheep!!!

    on another note...I pray that Big Pappi gets better....damn he looking like a snack in that first pic up top...jus saying...

  • Strappyheels

    They were paid $8,000. So are you saying they were paid about $500 each?? Damn times must really be real hard..

  • Strappyheels

    EXACTLY!!
    Producing Cardi B is my biggest gripe!!

  • Shawty

    DAMN A MEASLY $500 WILL GET A PERSON TO TAKE ANOTHER PERSONS LIFE? WHAT IS THIS WORLD COMING TOO?

  • parisjok

    police already said they don't believe him

  • parisjok

    yes, it was indeed him

  • parisjok

    wonder if they are really separated

  • parisjok

    u must be insane or off the slow bus

  • parisjok

    hehehehehehehehehehehe, you are so funny and so right

  • sunni_daze

    Pretty much .

  • Mrs. S. O.

    $500 is a lot of money in the DR.

  • Mrs. S. O.

    Let's check our American privilege at the door. $500 is a lot of money in the DR.

  • Shawty

    UNDERSTOOD!

  • Strappyheels

    EXACTLY

  • onelove

    i'm sure he had a bunch of side pieces.....he is worth 200 mil...

  • itsjismemelly

    800 a piece!!! for life in jail, probably didnt even get the money, life ruined forever, you can tell those jails are no joke!!

  • MAGACOP

    You dont even need that much to fuck a bunch of hoes over there.