[UPDATE] Baseball Legend David Ortiz “Big Papi” Shot at a Santo Domingo Nightclub

Big Papi David Ortiz

Update: More information on the shooting of Big Papi David Ortiz.

Looks to have been a paid hit by a jealous boyfriend druglord who hired two cops to put the hit on David Ortiz who thought he is having an affair with his wife.

Ortiz needed to have his gallbladder removed and part of his intestines.

Ortiz took an Boston Redsox jet back to Boston Monday and is now in Boston getting medical care.

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Major League Baseball and Dominican baseball icon and Legend David Ortiz “Big Papi” was Shot at a Santo Domingo Nightclub. Ortiz in stable condition after being shot in the back his agent says.

Ortiz, 44, was ambushed by a man who got off a motorcycle and shot him in the back at nearly point-blank range Sunday night in his native Dominican Republic, authorities said.

Dominican National Police Director Ney Aldrin Bautista Almonte said Ortiz was at the Dial Bar and Lounge in Santo Domingo around 8:50 p.m. when the gunman approached from behind and shot him. Ortiz was taken to a medical facility where he underwent surgery, and his condition was stable, Bautista said.

The alleged gunman was captured and beaten by a crowd of people at the bar, Bautista said. He said police are waiting until the man undergoes treatment for his injuries before questioning him.

Investigators are trying to determine whether Ortiz was the intended target, Bautista said.

“Big Papi” told doctors before he went into surgery Sunday night. “Don’t let me die, I’m a good man.”

Indeed he is and we wish he a speedy recovery.

Dionisio Soldevila, a reporter from the Dominican who hosts a radio show with ESPN’s Enrique Rojas, told ESPN he spoke with the doctor who first treated Ortiz and was told Ortiz was shot in the lower back and that the bullet went through his body. According to Soldevila, Ortiz told his doctors, “Please don’t let me die. I’m a good man.”

Ortiz, who lives at least part of the year in the Dominican, is often seen getting his cars washed and hanging out with friends including other baseball players, artists and entertainers.