Greg Halman, Seattle Mariners Outfielder, Murdered over Loud Music?
11/22/2011 AT 09:50 AM EST
Police are still trying to determine the circumstances that led to Halman's death, though a new AP report suggests that an argument over loud music may have prompted Halman, 24, to walk downstairs in a Rotterdam apartment complex before he was stabbed to death early Monday morning. Police arrested his 22-year-old brother, whom they are calling a suspect.
Halman had been part of the Mariners organization since he was 16 years old. General Manager Jack Zduriencik described the outfielder as a "fun guy to be around."
"There are a few players on our club that were with him for many years who are crushed by all this," Zduriencik said during a radio interview, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
Halman's teammate, pitcher Dan Cortes, told the Seattle Times that the news of Halman's death "ripped my heart out."
"It was just a blow to my gut. He was like a big brother to me," Cortes said. "I've just been pacing around here not knowing what I'm doing. I can't even eat right now. I can't do anything. ... I'm just devastated."