The Alleged Mastermind Behind The Shooting of David Ortiz Has Been Arrested

June 28, 2019

Victor Hugo Gomez, the alleged mastermind responsible for orchestrating the attempted assassination of David Ortiz, has been arrested in the Dominican Republic.

Gomez allegedly paid for the hit-and-run attack on Ortiz, but prosecutors theorize that it could be the result of mistaken identity. Instead, they believe that Sixto David Fernandez, who was sitting at the same table as Ortiz, may have been the intended target. Fernandez and Gomez are also cousins, and authorities believe Gomez ordered the hit after he suspected Fernandez of becoming an informant for investigators. Gomez has had a history of numerous drug offenses.

David Ortiz is currently recovering from his injuries in Boston.