Former Mets player and MLB analyst Darryl Hamilton shot dead by girlfriend in murder-suicide

A former Mets player has reportedly been shot dead by his girlfriend – who then turned the weapon on herself while their one-year-old son was at home.

The bodies of Darryl Hamilton, 50, and Monica Jordan, 44, were found at her house in Pearland, Texas at 4.45pm Sunday – Father’s Day.

Hamilton, an MLB Network analyst and dad of three, was discovered next to the front door with several bullet wounds. Jordan apparently died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in another part of the property.

Police Lieutenant Onesimo Lopez told reporters: ‘At this point it does not appear that there was any kind of struggle. The incident occurred just inside the front door.’

The couple’s 14-month-old son was found unharmed inside the house and was taken into the care of Texas Child Protective Services.

The bodies have been transferred to the Galveston County Medical Examiner while the deaths are investigated.

Officers told the Houston Chronicle that they went to the house after getting a call about an argument inside it.

Meanwhile neighbors told Click2Houston that Jordan had called her ex-husband for help before the shooting started – and that he called 911.

Hamilton, who hailed from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, had two school-age sons, Donovan and Julian, with his former wife and model Ursaline Steinke. He was previously married to Access Hollywood anchor Shaun Robinson.

Just hours before his death, he posted an image to his Facebook page showing him and his oldest sons in ‘Hamilton’ baseball jerseys.

In total he played 13 seasons as a Major League outfielder for the Milwaukee Brewers, Texas Rangers, San Francisco Giants and Colorado Rockies. He finished with the New York Mets in 2001.

He batted .291 with 1,333 hits, 707 runs scored and 454 RBI in his career, according to MLB.com.

Hamilton later moved to Pearland and became an on-air analyst for the MLB Network in 2013.

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred paid tribute to Hamilton as ‘talented and personable’ in a statement on Monday.

‘All of us at Major League Baseball are shocked and saddened by this tragedy,’ he said.

‘Darryl followed a successful 13-year career on the field by assembling a multifaceted career in our game, working for MLB Advanced Media and in our baseball operations department before moving on to MLB Network.

‘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.’

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