6:24 PM ET
ESPN News Services
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Police have probable cause to arrest former professional baseball player Charles Haeger on suspicion of murder and aggravated assault in the shooting of his ex-girlfriend in a Phoenix suburb on Friday, said Sgt. Ben Hoster, a Scottsdale Police Department spokesperson.
The victim’s identity was not released.
Haeger’s unoccupied vehicle was found Saturday near Flagstaff in northern Arizona, police said.
Though the vehicle was discovered near Flagstaff, “Haeger is still outstanding,” Hoster said. “We are coordinating with law enforcement in northern Arizona as we continue to search for the suspect.”
Flagstaff is 118 miles north of Scottsdale.
According to MLB.com, Haeger, 37, was a pitcher drafted by the Chicago White Sox in 2001, and he played 83 innings in the major leagues. His career included stints with the Boston Red Sox, Seattle Mariners and Los Angeles Dodgers organizations.
Hoster said 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 victim’s bedroom with a handgun.
“Haeger then pointed the handgun at the roommate. The roommate quickly escaped out of the back of