A former Major League Baseball pitcher is wanted for the death of his ex-girlfriend, police said Saturday.
Charles Haeger, 37, is wanted on charges of murder and aggravated assault in the shooting of his ex-girlfriend. The woman has been identified by the family as 34-year-old Danielle Long, according to FOX 10 Phoenix.
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Scottsdale police said Haeger’s unoccupied vehicle was found near Flagstaff in northern Arizona. Flagstaff is located 118 miles north of Scottsdale.
“Haeger is still outstanding,” Scottsdale Police spokesman Sgt. Ben Hoster said. “We are coordinating with law enforcement in northern Arizona as we continue to search for the suspect.
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Investigators determined that a male roommate of the victim heard gunshots when he returned to the residence on Friday and that moments later Haeger emerged from the victim̵
“Haeger then pointed the gun at his roommate. The roommate quickly escaped from the back of the residence and was able to get a neighbor to call 911, ”Hoster said.
Police consider Haeger armed and dangerous.
Jane Long, the victim’s mother, told FOX 10 Phoenix that she spoke to her daughter and an hour before her killing.
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“I want it to build itself up. It broke a lot of people. Today he has destroyed many people and he knows it. He knows he knows how close our family was. He used to come to family reunions and we’re talking about having 30 people 40 people every month, “he said.
Haeger played five seasons in the big leagues with the Chicago White Sox, San Diego Padres, Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.