Former SF Giants player killed in apparent murder-suicide in Texas

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Police in Texas say former Major League Baseball player Darryl Hamilton was killed in an apparent murder-suicide in Pearland. (AP Photo/Susan Ragan)

Police in Texas have confirmed former Major League Baseball player Darryl Hamilton was killed in an apparent murder-suicide in Pearland.


Police were called at around 4:45 p.m. by a third party to a home in the 11500 block of Island Breeze in the Shadow Creek Ranch subdivision. The call was about a disturbance inside.

Once officers entered the home, they found Hamilton, 50, dead near the entrance and Monica Jordan, 44, dead in another area of the home. The couple's 14-month-old was in the home at the time, but the toddler was unhurt. The child was turned over to Child Protective Services.

Police say it appears Hamilton suffered several gunshots, and Jordan had a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Both bodies were transported to the Galveston County Medical Examiner for examination. The investigation is ongoing.

Hamilton, a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, played 13 seasons in the Major Leagues from 1988 to 2001. He spent seven seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers and also played for the Texas Rangers, San Francisco Giants, New York Mets and Colorado Rockies. He played all three outfield positions, committing only 12 errors while while batting .291 over the course of his career.

After his playing days were over, Hamilton spent time as an analyst on the MLB Network.

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