Former MLB pitcher Charles Haeger died one day after he was named a suspect in his the murder of his ex-girlfriend, and MLB fans are in shock. According to a police report, Haeger was found near the Grand Canyon's South Rim and died from "an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound." He was the pitching coach of the Chicago Cubs AA affiliate in Arizona.
In a report by E! News, police responded to "sounds of shots" in a Phoenix, Arizona suburb and found "an adult female deceased," who was identified as Danielle Breed. It was then reported that Breed's roommate saw Haeger leaving her room with a handgun and then "pointed the handgun at the roommate." That led to the roommate escaping from the residence and was able to get a neighbor to call 9-1-1. Breed was reportedly seeking a restraining order against Haeger.
Haeger made his MLB debut in 2006 as a member of the Chicago White Sox. He also spent time with the San Diego Padres and the Los Angeles Dodgers before needed his career officially after the 2013 seasons where she spent all his time in the minor leagues. In his career, Haeger posted a 2-7 record with a 6.40 ERA and 69 strikeouts. Here's a look at MLB fans reacting to the news.
Charlie Haeger? Like the knuckleballer?— A.J. (@AJEarley4) October 3, 2020
Apparently former White Sox great Charlie Haeger murdered his GF so that's great.— DeStavster Cousins (@Stavster91) October 3, 2020
#RIP Charlie Haeger.— William S. Carroll (@BCarroll138) October 4, 2020
he killed his girlfriend lmfao— j (@cuhstomss) October 4, 2020
That moment when you were going to say "RIP" to him but read the rest of the tweet finding out he probably murdered his girlfriend. RIP to his ex.— Chris Valday (@TheChrisPhoenix) October 4, 2020
Demons...we all have them.— The Boy Wonder (@Coyote_dos) October 4, 2020
I’m not even gonna make a joke damn what a horrible situation— Hakeem Burner🎃🧛🏿♂️ (@hakeemburner) October 4, 2020
as a white sox fan we also don’t claim him— klay❓ (@klaymemesonV2) October 4, 2020
I'm not here to say whether he did or didn't do what he was suspected of. At the end of the day there are 2 families affected by such a terrible tragedy. Very sad.— Mz.Pami72 (@blessethbe) October 4, 2020
Did what so many cowardly men do in these situations. It's cowardly to not seek help when you're depressed/angry/traumatized over a break up and it's cowardly to punish your ex, kill your ex, essentially say if I can't have you, no-one can. He's a coward. Sorry for all loved ones— Anthony (@AnthonyKoiner) October 4, 2020
2020 bro 😞 pic.twitter.com/5dTYXSY0ua— Matt Maher 🤠 (@mmatthew2268) October 4, 2020
Yeah that's how you know he was guilty lmao— LeBron James and Travis Scott enthusiast (@ThiccBootyLuvr) October 4, 2020
Yeesh I liked an unliked real quick after finishing the entire tweet— HawaiiDuck (@DuckHawaii) October 4, 2020
He got to hell faster this way— Calvin #GOPACKGO 🧀🔥 (3-0) 🎃🎃 (@WI__SZN) October 4, 2020
After that first sentence pic.twitter.com/1das5N8U1a— E the V (@Ericvanh1Eric) October 4, 2020