Darryl Hamilton : Ex-MLB player dies in apparent murder-suicide

Darryl Hamilton : Ex-MLB player dies in apparent murder-suicide

Darryl Hamilton, a former Major League Baseball player who was an outfielder for the Rockies from 1998-99, was fatally shot Sunday by a woman in an apparent murder-suicide in suburban Houston.

Hamilton was found dead in the foyer of the house in the 11500 block of Island Breeze Street. The woman, identified as Monica Jordan, was found dead in another area of the home.

Investigators said it appeared Jordan shot Hamilton, then shot herself.

Hamilton, 50, suffered multiple gunshot wounds. Police said Jordan, 44, had a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Hamilton is a former MLB player who played parts of 13 seasons for the Rangers, Brewers, Mets, Giants and Rockies.

Born in Louisiana, Hamilton was an analyst with the MLB Network.

Police said Jordan and Hamilton are the parents of a 14-month-old baby. The baby was in the home at the time of the shooting and was being cared for by Child Protective Services as of late Sunday night.

Officers said they initially received a call Sunday regarding an argument inside the house.

“What we know at this point is that at about 4:45 p.m. we did receive a 911 call from a third party who was not on scene,” police said. “When the officers arrived they did find a deceased male and a deceased female inside. At this point there’s no indication that there was a struggle and there was a firearm involved.”

Neighbors also told Channel 2 the woman had called her ex-husband for help before the shooting. This neighbor said that is when the ex-husband called 911.

Police said the investigation is ongoing.