Bounty to kill baseball great David Ortiz was less than $8,000: Police

The chief of police in the Dominican Republic revealed the gun he says was used to shoot the Boston Red Sox legend as well as surveillance video of the shooting.
2:15 | 06/13/19

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Transcript for Bounty to kill baseball great David Ortiz was less than $8,000: Police
Wednesday night, we have new surveillance tonight, multiple angles, as authorities in the Dominican Republic now claim the shooting of baseball legend David Ortiz was a coordinated effort to kill him. They released the new surveillance just today of that crowded club and the gunman shooting Ortiz in the back, just one part of what you're about to see right here. And tonight, we have new information coming in now on Ortiz's condition. Tom llamas in Boston again tonight. Reporter: Tonight, in a dramatic move, the chief of police in the Dominican Republic holding up the gun he says was used to try and kill David Ortiz. Announcing they arrested the alleged hitman who pulled the trigger, along with others. And releasing this surveillance video, showing what he describes as a coordinated effort to kill. In that video, you can see two Hyundais parked in front of each one man getting out one of the cars, a motorcycle nearby. That motorcycle, the alleged getaway vehicle, shown moments later with two men on it, driving down the street moments before the ambush. Police say the suspects stalked Ortiz while he was out at a nightclub in Santo Domingo on Sunday night. The gunman, wearing a baseball cap, soon walking up to big Papi, shooting him in the back. The sound of gunfire sending club-goers running from their and today, police announcing that alleged gunman is this man. He's under arrest along with five other men, in custody for the attempted murder of Ortiz. Police say they are still looking for at least one more suspect. And that the bounty to kill the baseball great was less than $8,000. Tonight, Ortiz's wife says the former slugger was able to sit up and take some steps but will remain in icu. Tom llamas live for us in Boston. In the beginning, police said robbery was not the motive. Have police revealed any motive or reason for the alleged hit? Reporter: David, it's very strange. Today, police gave us so much. They revealed the alleged plot, the suspects, they say they have confessions. We have the who, but we don't have the why. For some reason, police will not reveal why those men got together to allegedly try and kill David Ortiz. There are several rumors right now circulating around the Dominican Republic, but for now, they remain rumors.

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