The person alleged to be behind the June 9 shooting is identified as Victor Hugo Gomez Vasquez, who was arrested in Santo Domingo.
"National Police arrest Victor Hugo Gomez, designated as one of the intellectual authors of the attack, where former baseball player David Ortiz was injured", the tweet read, according to a translation from Aaron Barker of Click 2 Houston.
Police also announced the arrest of Alberto Rodiguez Mota, who allegedly took the photo of the table where the intended target of the shooting.
The attorney general of the Dominican Republic, Jean Alain Rodriguez, said the hit men who shot Ortiz were confused by a dimly lit photo taken before the shooting that was meant to point out their target.
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Gomez, one of the "masterminds" behind the shooting, had a business relationship with Fernandez that turned sour after he blamed his cousin for getting him jailed, Dominican authorities said. Ortiz was enjoying a night out at a club when all of a sudden a bike pulled up and someone shot him from the back.
Ortiz was flown to Boston and remains hospitalized there after doctors in the Dominican Republic removed his gallbladder and part of his intestine. Authorities said last week they believed Gomez was living in the U.S.
Ortiz, 43, continues to recover from his injuries in a Boston hospital, having been moved out of the intensive care unit. He had been on the run in the United States since March for a major drug sting known as "Operation Wrecking Ball".