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Suspected gunman in David Ortiz shooting arrested as authorities reveal $8K plot to kill him

The suspected gunman in David Ortiz’s shooting at a Dominican Republic bar was arrested Wednesday as part of a group that authorities said were offered $8,000 for a coordinated hit on the former Red Sox star.

Ramon Martinez Perez, who goes by the alias Rolfie, was detained and is currently being questioned, Dominican authorities said. Eddy Vladimir Feliz Garcia, who was arrested at the scene of the Sunday night shooting at Dial Bar and Lounge in the eastern part of Santa Domingo, was charged on Tuesday as an accomplice to attempted murder.

Prosecutors said in court documents that two men were seen on security camera footage talking with other people in a gray Hyundai Accent on a nearby street before two men got on a motorcycle to ride towards the bar.

Ortiz, 43, was shot in the back and suffered severe internal damage.

The Dominican Republic native had his gallbladder and part of his intestine removed by surgeons hours after the shooting.