Ex-MLB player Hamilton fatally shot in apparent murder-suicide

Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:16pm EDT
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By Amanda Orr

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Former Major League outfielder and baseball broadcast analyst Darryl Hamilton was fatally shot at a suburban Houston home where his girlfriend was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gun wound, police in Pearland said on Monday.

The bodies of Hamilton, 50, and Monica Jordan, 44, were found on Sunday and then taken to a medical examiner. The couple's 14-month-old infant was found unharmed at the home owned by Jordan and was taken into the care of Texas Child Protective Services.

"Based on the initial investigation, it appeared as if Hamilton was the victim of several gunshots and that Jordan had a self-inflicted gunshot wound," Pearland Police said.

Hamilton’s body was found near the entry of the home with multiple gunshot wounds while Jordan’s body was found in another part of the home, police said.

"At this point it does not appear that there was any kind of struggle. The incident occurred just inside the front door," police Lieutenant Onesimo Lopez told reporters at the scene.

Authorities responded to the home when a third party called 911 to report a disturbance.

Hamilton frequently took to Twitter to share baseball commentary and photographs. His last tweet came on Saturday to congratulate Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer on his no-hitter.

Colleagues mourned Hamilton's death. The New York Mets said they will have a moment of silence for him before their game on Friday versus the Cincinnati Reds.   Continued...

San Francisco Giants' Darryl Hamilton is congratulated by teammate Brent Mayne (L), after scoring from third base on Barry Bonds ground ball out against the Anaheim Angels in the first inning of their interleague game in Anaheim, California in a July 1, 1998 file photo. REUTERS/stringer/files