Last night on June 21st, 2015 former New York Mets player Darryl Hamilton was found shot dead multiple times outside of Houston. It appears that Hamilton was killed by his girl friend Monica Jordan, 44, who was found in another part of the house, dead with a self inflicted gun shot.
The event happened in am expensive suburb outside of Houston at Pearland Texas. The Houston Chronicle reports that Police originally were responding to a domestic dispute, but upon arrival found Hamilton dead just inside the front door.
The couple lived together with her two children & their nine month old baby. Hamilton has two sons from his prior marriage to model Ursaline Steinke.
On the day he was killed, he wished everyone a Happy Fathers Day on his social media site, with a picture of his two sons.
Hamilton was a member of the 1999 NL Wild Card Champion Mets team & the 2000 NL Champion Mets team. He was a very valuable all around player & pinch hitter.
He was a good guy & a very popular player with his teammates & fans alike. He was just 50 years old.
The Mets issued this statement: “We are saddened by the tragic death of Darryl Hamilton. 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.”
A moment of silence was held at Citi Field before the Mets, Reds game the following Friday night, after the Mets returned from their road trip.