Suspect in David Ortiz Shooting Also Wanted for Attempted Murder in Pennsylvania, Officials Say

Luis Rivas-Clase and three other suspects in the shooting remain at large

A suspect in the shooting of Boston Red Sox legend David Ortiz is also wanted for plotting to shoot a man to death in Pennsylvania last year, officials confirmed.

Luis Rivas-Clase, 31, of Reading, Pennsylvania, is charged with conspiracy to commit homicide in connection to a shooting that took place on the 900 block of North Front Street in Reading back on April 22, 2018, in which a man was shot in the lower back. The victim survived his injuries.

Rivas-Clase allegedly threatened to kill the victim a few days prior to the incident. Police also said Rivas-Clase conspired with another suspect to shoot the man.

The Berks County Sheriff’s Department told NBC10 they believe Rivas-Clase is one of the four suspects who are wanted in connection to the shooting of former Red Sox superstar Ortiz at a bar in Santo Domingo Sunday night.

Witnesses said the shooting was carried out by two men on a motorcycle, assisted by two other groups of people in cars.

The alleged gunman, Rolfi Ferreira Cruz, and five accomplices were taken into custody, Dominican officials announced Wednesday. Cruz is also a suspect in multiple robberies in Clifton, New Jersey, according to a report.

Rivas-Clase and three other suspects in the David Ortiz shooting remain at large, according to investigators.

Rivas-Clase, who prosecutors said is also known as “The Surgeon,” stands 5-foot-9 and weighs 200 pounds. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Berks County Sheriff's Office Most Wanted Tip Line at 610- 478-6390.

Luis Rivas-Clase
Berks County Sheriff's Office
Luis Rivas-Clase. See full-sized photo here.
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