Reports say that Hamilton’s death was a murder-suicide, as his girlfriend was also found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gun wound.
Hamilton, 50, and Monica Jordan, 44, were found on Sunday and taken to a medical examiner. The couple’s 14-month-old infant was found unharmed and safe at Jordan’s home and was taken into the care of Texas Child Protective Services.
Pearland Police stated:
“Based on the initial investigation, it appeared as if Hamilton was the victim of several gunshots and that Jordan had a self-inflicted gunshot wound.”
Lieutenant Onesimo Lopez also gave a statement about the scene of the crime:
“At this point it does not appear that there was any kind of struggle. The incident occurred just inside the front door.”
Hamilton’s body was discovered at the entry of the home with multiple gunshot wounds.
As a MLB great and MLB analyst, Hamilton’s colleagues shared their condolences surrounding his sudden death.
“Darryl’s vibrant personality made him a key member of our postseason teams in 1999 and 2000. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family,” the Mets said in a statement.
The New York Mets plans to have a moment of silence for Hamilton before their game on Friday against the Cincinnati Reds.
Robert Manfred, MLB Commissioner also made a statement: “All of us at Major League Baseball are shocked and saddened by this tragedy.”
Hamilton’s legacy leaves behind playing 13 seasons as a Major League outfielder for the Milwaukee Brewers, Texas Rangers, San Francisco Giants, Colorado Rockies and New York Mets before beginning his career as an on-air analyst for the MLB Network.
He batted .291 with 1,333 hits, 707 runs scored and 454 RBI in his career [according to MLB.com].