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MLB Pitcher Alfredo Simon Surrenders to Dominican Police

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2010 file photo, Baltimore Orioles pitcher Alfredo Simon, right, walks off the field after being ejected from the game by home plate umpire Bill Welke after striking Toronto Blue Jays batter Jose Bautista, background left, with a ball during fifth-inning baseball game action in Toronto. Police say Baltimore Orioles pitcher Alfredo Simon is the main suspect in the fatal shooting of a man in the Dominican Republic. Dominican police said in a statement Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011 they believe Simon shot and killed 25-year-old Michel Castillo Almonte and wounded his 17-year-old brother during a New Year's Eve dispute in the northeast coastal town of Luperon.  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2010 file photo, Baltimore Orioles pitcher Alfredo Simon, right, walks off the field after being ejected from the game by home plate umpire Bill Welke after striking Toronto Blue Jays batter Jose Bautista, background left, with a ball during fifth-inning baseball game action in Toronto. Police say Baltimore Orioles pitcher Alfredo Simon is the main suspect in the fatal shooting of a man in the Dominican Republic. Dominican police said in a statement Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011 they believe Simon shot and killed 25-year-old Michel Castillo Almonte and wounded his 17-year-old brother during a New Year's Eve dispute in the northeast coastal town of Luperon. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)  (AP2010)

Dominican Baltimore Orioles reliever Alfredo Simon has surrendered to Dominican police for questioning about a fatal shooting on New Year's Eve.

The Dominican pitcher arrived at national police headquarters Monday. He was accompanied by his mother and lawyer, who gave detectives Simon's gun as part of the investigation into the killing of a 25-year-old man.

According to Reuters, the 29-year-old player told local police that he fired twice into the air during the New Year celebrations in the northeast coastal town of Luperon, and had not intended to harm anyone. But witnesses cited by police said Simon was involved in an argument before the shooting.

Simon is the main suspect in the fatal shooting. The shots also injured the dead man's teenage brother, who was shot in the right arm and is hospitalized in the city of Santiago.

Simon had a record of four wins, two losses and 17 saves with an earned run average of 4.93 in 49 games with the Orioles in 2010.

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