Video shows sophisticated attack on ex-slugger David Ortiz


Dominican Republic police released new details Wednesday about Sunday's attack on David Ortiz. "We ask for privacy as David works towards recovery".

Meanwhile, in Boston, Ortiz's wife said in statement that the former Red Sox slugger was able to sit up and take some steps as he recuperates in the intensive care unit at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Mirabal Acosta was captured Tuesday night in the town of Mao in the northern Dominican Republic.

David Ortiz had a second surgery after arriving in Boston. Doctors in the Dominican Republic removed his gallbladder and part of his intestine.

Court documents also said the two men were seen on security camera footage talking with other people in Ortiz's auto and another Hyundai in a nearby street before the shooting.

Five suspects, including the alleged gunman, have now been detained in connection to the shooting. Surveillance video from the night club identified Garcia as the assailant and shows him walk up behind Ortiz at the club while the 43-year-old former World Series MVP was in the middle of a conversation with another man and shoot him in the back.

The driver of the motorcycle, Eddy Vladimir Feliz Garcia, was apprehended and beaten by bystanders after the motorcycle faltered. But his attorney, Deivi Solano, told reporters in Santo Domingo his client was a motorcycle taxi driver who was unaware he was driving the suspected gunman and had picked up the fare "in good faith".

Spokeswoman Julieta Tejeda reported the arrest to a group of journalists via WhatsApp on Tuesday night.

According to Dominican Chief of Police Ney A. Bautista, "several individuals" were paid less than the equivalent of $8,000 to carry out the act, and an alleged shooter has been arrested.