The man accused of orchestrating the shooting of Boston Red Sox icon David Ortiz has been arrested by police in the Dominican Republic.
Victor Hugo Gómez was arrested Friday.
#Preliminar Policía Nacional apresa a Victor Hugo Gómez, señalado como uno de los autores intelectuales de ataque donde resultó herido el ex pelotero David Ortiz. #PolicíaRD
Más detalles en las próximas horas.
— Policía Nacional República Dominicana (@PoliciaRD) June 28, 2019
That tweet, which has been translated by Click 2 Houston, suggests Gómez was “one of the intellectual authors of the attack.”
Gómez is believed to have ties to the Gulf Cartel in Mexico. He was reportedly already being investigated for his alleged involvement with the group, according to Click 2 Houston.
An indictment that was unsealed in March lists a Victor Hugo Gomez as a defendant, wanted on two counts of drug possession, one count of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and heroin and one count of conspiracy to conduct financial transactions with money earned unlawfully.
Ortiz, 43, was shot in the back by a gunman while in the Dominican Republic in early June. He was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital and is still recovering from his wounds. Prior to Friday, the gunman and nine others had been arrested in connection with the shooting.
Police do not believe Ortiz was the intended target of the shooting.
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