Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic – More than a week after the Dominican authorities completely changed the version of the incident that occurred on June 9, where Major League Baseball player David Ortíz and communicator Jhoel López were injured, they still have not said anything about the search and possible capture of those who are fugitives for the case.
The authorities of the Public Ministry and the National Police indicated that the real objective was not Ortiz but his friend, Sixto David Fernández Vásquez (El Modelo), cousin of Víctor Hugo Gómez Vásquez, presumed intellectual author, and with whom according to the prosecutor Milcíades Guzmán, they maintained a “commercial link” before the breakdown of their relationships.
So far none of the entities has revealed any details about the investigation. The whereabouts of Sixto David Fernández are also unknown.
Not listed by Interpol
Víctor Hugo Gómez Vásquez, who is identified as the intellectual author of the attack in which Major League Baseball player David Ortiz was injured, is not currently on the wanted list by the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol, for its acronym in Spanish). English).
Gómez Vásquez is not on the list of required by the United States, which has 333 people under investigation.
On March 20 of this year, the federal authorities of Houston and Galveston, United States, announced the results of an anti-drug operation in Texas, presenting an arrest warrant against at least 56 people, which includes Víctor Hugo Gómez.
The 43-year-old man is designated by the US authorities as part of the Gulf Cartel that operated between February 2016 and April 2018.
According to the US file, Víctor Hugo Gómez Vásquez is accused of possessing controlled substances with the intention of distributing them, in addition to making money transactions from drug trafficking to hide and disguise the nature, “location, source, ownership and control of income from said illegal product. ”
In the Dominican Republic, according to the information provided by the Attorney General, Jean Alain Rodríguez, Gómez was seized by agents of the National Drug Control Directorate (DNCD) in 2011 for matters related to drug trafficking.
On the night of Sunday, June 9, in an incident at the Dial bar in Santo Domingo Este, David Ortiz and communicator Jhoel López were injured by a shot fired by Rolfi Ferreras Cruz.
Last week the Dominican authorities said that the objective target was actually Sixto David Fernández, who was sharing with David at the time of the incident.
In the case they have received preventive detention as a measure of coercion eleven involved in the act.
Those who must complete the year of preventive detention are Rolfi Ferreras Cruz or Ramón Martínez Pérez (“Rolfi”), who admitted that he was the one who shot the ex-baseball player; Oliver Moisés Mirabal, Eddy Vladimir Féliz García (“El Nata”), Joel Rodríguez de la Cruz (“Squidward”), Porfirio Ayendi Dechamps Vásquez (“Nene”) and Franklin Junior Moreta (Rubirosa).
Reynaldo Rodríguez Valenzuela, Lanny Estefanny Pérez Reyes, José Eduardo Ciprián (“Chuki”) and Carlos Rafael Álvarez (“Carlos Nike”) will also be held in custody, the latter two serving time in the prison of 15 de Azua and against whom has opened a parallel process for this new case.
In addition to Gómez Vásquez, Alberto Miguel Rodríguez Mota, Luis Rivas Clase (El Cirujano) and a woman only identified as “La Venezolana” are also fugitives.
Reasons for the attack
The director of the Police said that the problem of Gómez Vásquez with his cousin Sixto David Fernández began when he was arrested in 2011 for drugs and illegal possession of weapons.
“At the time of the capture of Víctor Hugo, Sixto receives the information that his cousin is in prison and moves to the National Directorate of Drug Control (DNCD), and when he moves to the DNCD, he realizes that he is not , but when he goes out, Victor Hugo enters the DNCD and he observes it, and immediately assumes that he (his cousin) is the person who betrays him and gives him away, and for that reason he does not forgive the fact that He gave it away, “said Bautista. In spite of the fact that later Santo Domingo East’s public prosecutor, Milcíades Guzmán, indicated that the enmity between cousins originated due to a “commercial link” conflict.
Being already Gómez Vásquez in the prison La Victoria, in the cell “Alaska”, he meets Alberto Miguel Rodríguez Mota and they are related from that moment.