Ortiz May Not Have Been Target

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By Max Cohen 6/14/19

New video shows shooting suspect Rolfi Ferreira Cruz speaking to journalists through his jail cell window, claiming that he did not intend to shoot David Ortiz. Reports say he told them that he was confused by the color of Ortiz’s clothes. Ferreira Cruz said that he was only told the color of his intended hit’s clothing.


However, prosecution spokesman Erick Montilla said he believes Ferreira Cruz is lying to avoid harsher treatment by other inmates.


“If you observe the video, he goes directly to where the victim is and shoots without hesitation,” Montilla said.


Dominican National Police police have previously said that Ortiz was the intended target of an assassination attempt. Prosecutors have now charged eight men and one woman for their involvement.