One of the suspects wanted in the shooting of David Ortiz is also being sought for a 2018 attempted murder in Pennsylvania — while the baseball slugger’s admitted triggerman may be connected to two New Jersey robberies, according to reports.
Luis Alfredo Rivas Clase, 31, one of the four remaining suspects still at large following Sunday’s attempted hit on the former baseball slugger, is also one of the suspects wanted in connection to an April 2018 shooting in Reading, Pennsylvania, according to NBC 10.
The victim in that shooting, a man, was hit in the back and survived.
Rivas Clase was charged with conspiracy to commit homicide in that shooting, the site reported.
It’s unclear when and how Rivas-Clase fled Pennsylvania, but the Berks County Sheriff’s Department told the network they believe he’s also connected to the Ortiz shooting Sunday at the Dial Bar and Lounge in Santo Domingo.
Meanwhile, local authorities in the Dominican Republic on Wednesday revealed they had six people in custody for the botched hit job.
The would-be assassins were offered just $8,000 to gun down Ortiz, who was shot in the back.
In another twist, Rolfi Ferreira Cruz, 25, who confessed to shooting Ortiz, may also be wanted for pair of 2017 robberies in Clifton, New Jersey, according to a report no NJ.com.
Clifton Police Detective Lt. Robert Bracken told the site that he believes it’s the same guy who confessed to shooting Ortiz, but couldn’t confirm it unless given Ferreira-Cruz’s biographical information.
In addition to Ferreira Cruz, also in custody in the Domican Republic are Joel Rodríguez de la Cruz, Porfirio Ayendi Dechamps Vásquez, Eddy Vladimir Feliz García, Reynaldo Rodríguez Valenzuela and Oliver Moisés Mirabal Acosta, authorities said.