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Humberto Quintero locked out of hotel after murder in Memphis

Jul 4, 2011, 7:16 PM EDT

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Humberto Quintero, who is on a rehab stint with Triple-A Oklahoma City as he makes his way back from a sprained ankle, was forced to change hotels Sunday after an incident in Memphis in which a police officer and other person was killed.

Quintero was the only member of the RedHawks still staying at the hotel. The rest of the team checked out prior to the series finale against the Cardinals’ Triple-A affiliate Sunday, but Quintero remained behind and intended to stay another night in Memphis.

“After the game, I came back to the hotel and went across the street — and they said two people died and three were shot, and they didn’t let me in my room,” Quintero told MLB.com. “I found another room a couple of minutes from there, and when I went this morning [to the Doubletree] to pick up my luggage, my room was open and someone had gone through my luggage and my computer. They didn’t take anything.”

Quintero said he assumed it was police investigators who went theough his luggage. He left Memphis on Monday, and he could come off the disabled list and rejoin the Astros this week.

The Memphis Commercial Appeal has more on the shooting.

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