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

Mon Jun 22, 2015 8:13pm 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 estranged girlfriend was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, police 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 in Pearland 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.

Jordan, who had been married previously, was found guilty in 2008 of arson for setting a fire at the home where she lived with her former husband, court documents showed.

Gary Zimmerman, Hamilton's attorney, said the two had finalized a custody agreement for their son last Friday, adding they lived in separate homes.

"Like everyone else, I'm just in disbelief that this could happen. He was my client and my friend," Zimmerman said.   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