The body of a professional baseball player who played five seasons in the MLB has been discovered in the Grand Canyon.
37-year-old Charles Haeger, who was reportedly on the run after he allegedly shot his ex-girlfriend, Danielle Breed, was found lifeless on a trail along the South Rim of the National Park.
A spokesman for Scottsdale Police Department, Sgt. Ben Hoster, said in a statement that the former pitcher died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
According to FOX10, Haeger and Breed broke up a few months ago and the 34-year-old was seeking a restraining order against him.
Officers said that Breed’s roommate heard gunshots coming from her room, Arizona Republic reported. Haeger then walked out of Breed’s room and pointed the gun at the roommate who managed to run away and call the police.
Cops arrived around 7 pm and barricades were arranged in a bid to stop Haeger from escaping but the former baseball player evaded the officers.
Haeger’s 2020 Chrysler Voyager was spotted near Flagstaff in northern Arizona.
Police later found him dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.
Breed’s mother, Jane Long, said to Fox that Haeger ‘broke a lot of people’ when he took the life of her daughter.
“He knows that he knows how close our family was. He used to come to the family gatherings and we’re talking about having 30 people 40 people every month,” she expressed.
Breed’s grieving family says she was seeking a restraining order against Haeger.
“He was calling her and asking to you know get back together and she’s like ‘no, no, no, no, no, no.’” Long said.
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