David Ortiz’s Condition Upgraded to ‘Good’ as 11th Shooting Suspect is Arrested in Dominican Republic

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2016, file photo, fans at walk past a photograph of Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz before a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park in Boston. Ortiz was back in Boston for medical care after authorities said the former Red Sox slugger affectionately known as Big Papi was ambushed by a gunman at a bar in his native Dominican Republic. A plane carrying the 43-year-old retired athlete landed Monday night, June 10, 2019, after a flight from the Dominican Republic, the team said. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
FILE – In this Oct. 1, 2016, file photo, fans at walk past a photograph of Boston Red Sox’s David Ortiz before a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

Authorities in the Dominican Republic on Tuesday announced the arrest of an 11th suspect in the attempted killing of former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz.

An official identified the suspect as Franklin Junior Merán. The official, who agreed to disclose the information only if not quoted by name because they weren’t authorized to discuss the case publicly, told The Associated Press that Merán is accused of renting one of the cars used in the June 9 shooting at a bar in Santo Domingo.

Ten other suspects have already been ordered to spend a year in preventive detention as the investigation continues.

Officials say they expect to release more details in the case Wednesday.

The newest arrest came as doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital upgraded Ortiz’s condition from “guarded” to “good.”

SOURCE: MARTÍN JOSÉ ADAMES ALCÁNTARA, AP