Darryl Hamilton, former MLB player, was found dead Sunday in a home in Pearland. He was 50-years-old at the time of his death.
Hamilton is known for his career in the MLB, playing for five teams over 13 seasons. He retired in 2001 but his since continued working for the MLB Network. During his time in the league, Hamilton played for Milwaukee, Texas, San Francisco, Colorado, and the New York Mets.
The incident occured in a home in Pearland, where Hamilton was found deceased with multiple gunshot wounds. A woman was found deceased in the home with apparent self-inflicted gunshot wounds. The woman has been identified as 44-year-old Monica Jordan.
The couple have a 14-month child who was found in the home unharmed. The child has since been turned over to Child Protective Services.
Commissioner of the MLB, Rob Manfred, released a statement saying, “All of us at Major League Baseball are shocked and saddened by this tragedy. He was a talented and personable individual, and we were proud to call him a member of the baseball family. On behalf of Major League Baseball, I extend my deepest sympathies to Darryl’s family and his many friends throughout our game.”
Autopsies are pending and the investigation is ongoing.