[Updated at 10:14 a.m.] Baltimore Orioles pitcher Alfredo Simon surrendered to National Police early Monday morning to face murder charges in the death of Esteban Castillo, 25, police said.
Police spokesman Maximo Baez said the major leaguer turned in his gun as part of the investigation into the shooting in the Los Salados section of the town Luperon, Puerto Plata, early Saturday.
Simon is scheduled to appear at the courthouse in Puerto Plata for arraignment Monday, the official said.
[Posted at 4:18 a.m.] Authorities in the Dominican Republic say a Baltimore Orioles pitcher was involved in the shooting death of a 25-year-old man.
Police said Sunday that pitcher Alfredo Simon was involved in a shooting early Saturday morning in the northern coastal town of Luperon. Authorities are still investigating, police said.
Simon, 29, hails from Santiago, Dominican Republic. He joined the Orioles in 2008.
A Baltimore Orioles team spokesman could not be reached for comment early Monday.