Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 01/ 2/2011

Baltimore Orioles pitcher Alfredo Simon main suspect in killing

By Cindy Boren

Baltimore Orioles pitcher Alfredo Simon is the main suspect in the fatal shooting of a man in the Dominican Republic.

Dominican police issued a statement saying they are searching for Simon, 29, in connection with the shooting death of Michel Castillo Almonte, 25, and the wounding of his 17-year-old brother in a New Year's Eve dispute in the town of Luperon.

Felipe Alou Jr., who is the Orioles' Dominican Republic coordinator, said Simon has told him he was not involved in the shootings.

Simon, who joined the Orioles in 2008, was 4-2 with a 4.93 ERA and had 17 saves last season before Manager Buck Showalter made Koji Uehara the closer.

By Cindy Boren  | January 2, 2011; 11:02 AM ET
Categories:  MLB  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: Brandon Lloyd has special message for Redskins after Pro Bowl honor
Next: Report: Jason Garrett to be named Dallas Cowboys' coach


Orioles fans are convinced it can't be Simon. They know there is no way he hit what he was aiming at.

Posted by: dtysko | January 3, 2011 10:24 AM | Report abuse

Post a Comment

We encourage users to analyze, comment on and even challenge's articles, blogs, reviews and multimedia features.

User reviews and comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or material will be removed from the site. Additionally, entries that are unsigned or contain "signatures" by someone other than the actual author will be removed. Finally, we will take steps to block users who violate any of our posting standards, terms of use or privacy policies or any other policies governing this site. Please review the full rules governing commentaries and discussions.

characters remaining

RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2011 The Washington Post Company