Rolfi Ferreira Cruz
Rolfi Ferreira Cruz is a suspect in an attempted murder in Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic, on June 9, 2019. He is also a suspect in two armed robberies in Clifton, New Jersey, on December 22, 2017.
Cruz confessed to the June 9th shooting that injured David Ortiz, a Dominican who became a popular baseball player for the Boston Red Sox, and Jhoel Lopez, a local Dominican journalist. He claimed he was supposed to shoot Sixto David Fernandez. He said he was confused because he was only told the color of his target's clothing, and he didn't realize that both Ortiz and Fernandez were wearing white. Dominican Prosecution spokesman Erick Montilla voiced skepticism over Cruz's claim. According to CNN Montilla said "he doubted any Dominican would not recognize David Ortiz and that Ferreira Cruz was making up a "story" to avoid being 'lynched' in jail."
- Lorena Mongelli; Ebony Bowden (2019-06-19). "David Ortiz shot in botched hit job ordered for his friend: authorities". New York Post. https://nypost.com/2019/06/19/david-ortiz-shot-in-botched-hit-job-ordered-for-his-friend-authorities/. Retrieved 2019-06-19.
- Adam Wells (2019-06-14). "David Ortiz Shooting Suspect Rolfi Ferreira Cruz Wanted in 2017 NJ Robberies". Bleacher Report. https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2841111-david-ortiz-shooting-suspect-rolfi-ferreira-cruz-wanted-in-2017-nj-robberies. Retrieved 2019-06-19.
- Ralph Ellis; Patrick Oppmann (2019-06-14). "David Ortiz shooting suspect says baseball legend was not his intended target, video shows". CNN (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic). https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/14/us/ortiz-shooting-suspect-denies-targeting-ortiz/. Retrieved 2019-06-19. "Authorities also say Ferreira Cruz, 25, is wanted by New Jersey authorities for two armed robberies in 2017."
- Jerry DeMarco (2019-06-12). "Man Accused Of Shooting David Ortiz Was Wanted In Clifton Street Robberies". Daily Voice. https://dailyvoice.com/new-jersey/southpassaic/police-fire/man-accused-of-shooting-david-ortiz-was-wanted-in-clifton-street-robberies/770094/. Retrieved 2019-06-19.