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Alleged Shooter of Red Sox Legend David Ortiz Arrested

Dominican Republic police have released the mugshot of the man they allege shot Red Sox legend David Ortiz.

Ortiz was shot from behind in the back at nearly point blank-range on Sunday while he was sitting outside of the Dial Bar and Lounge in Santo Domingo and has since undergone two surgeries two repair damaged internal organs.

25-year-old Rolfi Ferreira Cruz has been charged with shooting him.

Cruz is one of six men in total arrested by police in connection with the ambush.  A seventh suspect is still on the loose.

Authorities say the men were paid 400,000 pesos (about $7,600 USD) to murder Ortiz.

A motive for the attack has yet to be determined.

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