Former MLB Pitcher Suspected of Killing Ex-Girlfriend, Found Dead of Apparent Suicide
Former MLB player, Charlie Haeger was found dead after police recently revealed that he was a suspect in the shooting death of his ex-girlfriend.
The 37-year-old former Dodger’s pitcher was found dead on Saturday. His body was discovered along a trail near the Grand Canyon in northern Arizona, according to police. The Associated Press reported that the athlete died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Police had been searching for Charlie Haeger in connection with the fatal shooting of his ex, Danielle Breed.
Haegar was wanted by police in connection to the killing of his ex-girlfriend, Danielle Breed who was just 34, the AP reports. Investigators sought him on suspicion of murder and aggravated assault.
CNN reported that Breed’s roommate informed police he heard several gunshots in their home and claimed to see Haeger leave Breed’s room with a gun. The alleged killer then aimed the gun at the roommate who escaped the house and called 911 with the help of a neighbor, the outlet reports.
Danielle Breed’s mother reacted to the suicide and grieved the loss of her daughter.
According to the Arizona Republic, Breed owned the Tipsy Coyote Bar & Grill in Scottsdale. Breed’s mother, Jane Long, told CNN that her late daughter went by her maiden name Danielle Long. The grieving mom said her daughter was “the spark of our family.”
“She was the light on our darkest day. We all thrived on her infectious smile and positivity,” Jane explained. “We are crushed that she was a victim of such a horrific crime.”
Haeger was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in 2001, where he pitched from 2006 to 2010. He later played for teams like the Boston Red Sox, the San Diego Padres, the Seattle Mariners, and the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to ESPN.
This is a potential gruesome end to a tragic crime. Our hearts break for the Long family over this loss. We hope they get all the answers they want from investigators in the coming days.
Chicago based writer who enjoys finding the best of the internet. Cheese and crackers are a mood.
At The Buzzer, or ATB, is the place for those who love sports, life, family, community, and so much more. We are far from the run of the mill 24/7 sports news websites. We not only bring you what’s happening in the world of sports in terms of trades and breaking news, but we also bring you the news that goes on behind the scenes. The stuff you don’t see during the 48 minutes of an NBA game or the 60 minutes of an NFL game. We let you know what’s going on in the lives of your favorite athletes. From big life moments like becoming a mother or a father to highlighting personal videos of them raising their little ones, At The Buzzer is the place you go when you want to relate to the athlete you root for on a daily basis. If you're interested in how Russell Wilson juggles being one of the best quarterbacks in the league while also being a doting husband and father-of-three, we got you covered. Interested in seeing a video of Iman Shupert's three-month-old baby speaking her first words, we have that here at ATB. Or would you rather watch Tiger Woods' son growing up and following in his father's footsteps, don't worry, we can show you that too. At The Buzzer is so much more than sports. It's relatable, reliable, and ready to show you a side of sports you didn't know existed. Our goal at ATB is to bring you relatable, entertaining news that will leave you feeling closer and more informed about the people you are looking up to and rooting for. Sports are more than just a group of organizations that entertain you, it's about the people who make up those organizations and the stories of how they became the people they are today. So take a minute and read one of our articles, we promise you won't regret it.