Former Boston Red Sox player, David Ortiz, has received a ton of support worldwide from fans after news broke that the baseball star was shot. Those fans can rest easy as Ortiz is sitting up in his bed in the ICU of the Massachusetts General Hospital. In a statement to TMZ, the star has been able to take some steps around the hospital according to Ortiz’s wife Tiffany.
“His condition is guarded and he will remain in the ICU for the coming days, but he is making good progress towards recovery,” Tiffany said. “My family and I again want to thank everyone for their endless love and well wishes, and still ask for privacy while David continues to heal.”Tiffany Ortiz
David Ortiz was shot while at a night club in the Dominican Republic over the weekend. Ortiz was immediately brought to a hospital in the DR and many speculated what his condition could be. He received surgery that involved parts of his organs being removed. Once he was stable, Ortiz was moved to Boston where he received a second surgery just to make sure that he was going to be okay.
The details were contained in a court document obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday.
Oliver Moisés Mirabal Acosta, who was captured Tuesday night in the town of Mao in the northern Dominican Republic, was driving a grey Hyundai Accent before mounting the bike driven by 25-year-old Eddy Vladimir Feliz García, the document said.
The document also said the two men were seen on security camera footage talking with other people in the Accent and another Hyundai in a nearby street before the shooting at 9:20 p.m. on Sunday.
“In one of the videos it was possible to observe both the accused and the shooter planning the commission of the incident right on Octavio Mejía Ricard Street, which is parallel to the place where the event took place,” prosecutors said.
The document also reveals ineptitude, saying the driver was captured after he skidded and fell off his bike as the pair tried to flee.
Feliz García’s lawyer says his client is an innocent motorcycle taxi driver who had no idea his passenger was going to commit a crime.