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Former MLB Player Darryl Hamilton Killed in Suspected Murder-Suicide

by Tim Stelloh /  / Updated 
Image: FILE: Former Darryl Hamilton, MLB Player, Dies Of Gun Shot Darryl  Hamilton #18
According to reports June 22, 2015, Darryl Hamilton, analyst for the MLB Network and former MLB player, has died in an apparent murder suicide in Pearland, Texas.Harry How / Getty Images file

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Former baseball player Darryl Hamilton was found dead in a suburban Houston home Sunday afternoon, the victim of an apparent murder-suicide, police said.

In a statement, the Pearland Police Department said that Monica Jordan, 44, the mother of Hamilton’s 14-month-old daughter, was suspected of shooting Hamilton to death, then killing herself.

The baby was taken to child protective services, official said.

Police were called after reports of an argument, according to NBC affiliate KPRC. When officers arrived just before 5 p.m., Hamilton, 50, was found dead near the home’s entrance. He had suffered multiple gunshot wounds. Jordan’s body was found nearby.

Image: FILE: Former Darryl Hamilton, MLB Player, Dies Of Gun Shot Darryl  Hamilton #18
According to reports June 22, 2015, Darryl Hamilton, analyst for the MLB Network and former MLB player, has died in an apparent murder suicide in Pearland, Texas.Harry How / Getty Images file

Hamilton’s 13-year career began in the late 1980s with the Milwaukee Brewers. He also played with the Texas Rangers, the San Francisco Giants, the Colorado Rockies and the New York Mets.

In 2013, Hamilton became an on-air analyst with the MLB Network.

In a statement Monday, the Houston Astros lauded Hamilton's career as an outfielder and described his strong support of youth baseball.

"The Astros extend our deepest sympathies to Darryl's family and many friends throughout the game of baseball and beyond," the statement said.

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