David Ortiz shooting suspect arrested after beating, Dominican police say


We're beginning to learn more about the shocking shooting that left David Ortiz wounded in the Dominican Republic late Sunday night.

The man who shot Ortiz at a bar in Santo Domingo has been identified as 25-year-old Eddy Feliz Garcia, ESPN's Enrique Rojas reported Monday morning, citing police spokesman Colonel Frank Duran Mejia.

According to local authorities, Garcia arrived at the bar on a motorcycle, walked up behind Ortiz and fired a shot at close range that pierced Ortiz's lower back and exited through his abdomen.

Garcia was surrounded and viciously beaten by a crowd of people at the bar and was treated for several injuries at a Santo Domingo hospital before being released into police custody, per a police spokesman.

There's video circulating of a young man (allegedly Garcia) being beaten at the bar, but be warned: It's very graphic.

Dominican journalist Edith Febles shared a photo of Garcia in police custody after being treated for his injuries.

Ortiz underwent a lengthy surgery late Sunday night at a Santo Domingo hospital, where he had parts of his intestines and colon removed. He's still in intensive care as of Monday morning but is expected to make a full recovery.

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