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Former Major League Baseball Star Dies in Apparent Murder-Suicide

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"There was a firearm involved."

Outfielder Darryl Hamilton of the San Francisco Giants in action during a game against the Montreal Expos at 3Com Park in San Francisco, California. The Expos defeated the Giants 9-5. Mandatory Credit: Otto Greule Jr. /Allsport

Former Major League Baseball player Darryl Hamilton has died in an apparent murder-suicide.

Outfielder Darryl Hamilton of the San Francisco Giants in action during a game against the Montreal Expos at 3Com Park in San Francisco, Calif., May 3, 1998. (Credit: Otto Greule Jr. /Allsport)

Police in Pearland, Texas, found Hamilton, 50, and his girlfriend, 44-year-old Monica Jordan, dead in two different areas of their home Sunday night after receiving a report of a disturbance. Investigators said it appeared that Jordan shot the former player multiple times and then shot herself. When police arrived at the house they found Hamilton's body in the foyer and Jordan's body in another part of the residence, KPRC-TV reported.

Image source: KHOU-TV

"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."

The couple's 14-month-old son was also discovered inside the home. The infant was taken into Child Protective Services following the incident and wasn't harmed, the Houston Chronicle reported.

Hamilton spent his MLB career as a defensive outfielder. He played for the Milwaukee Brewers, Texas Rangers, San Francisco Giants, Colorado Rockies and New York Mets. He retired after the 2001 season.

After his retirement, he was an analyst for the MLB Network.

Police said an investigation is ongoing.

(H/T: KPRC-TV)

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