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KC Chiefs Player

Kills GF, Self

12/1/2012 10:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1201-jovan_belcher_getty-1Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher shot and killed his girlfriend early this morning, then drove to the team facility and committed suicide in front of his coach and general manager, this according to the Kansas City Police Department. 

Police Capt. David Lindaman says that Belcher and his girlfriend -- who had just given birth to the couple's child three months earlier -- began arguing around 7:00 AM local time.

Lindaman says Belcher shot the woman multiple times and she was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Police say Belcher left the scene and drove to the stadium where he was confronted by team personnel, including GM Scott Pioli and head coach Romeo Crennel. According to police, they tried to keep Belcher from committing additional acts of violence.

Just as police arrived on the scene, they heard a gunshot and discovered Belcher had shot himself in the head. Cops say before firing the shot, Belcher thanked Pioli and Crennel for all they had done for him.

The coaches told police they never felt as if they were in danger.

Belcher had been with the Chiefs for four seasons after being undrafted out of the University of Maine.

The Chiefs host the Carolina Panthers tomorrow and the game will be going forward as planned. A team spokesman says Crennel plans to coach.

Kansas City Chiefs Chairman & CEO Clark Hunt released a statement saying, "The entire Chiefs family is deeply saddened by today's events, and our collective hearts are heavy with sympathy, thoughts and prayers for the families and friends affected by this unthinkable tragedy. We sincerely appreciate the expressions of sympathy and support we have received from so many in the Kansas City and NFL communities, and ask for continued prayers for the loved ones of those impacted."

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grrcpa    

I've been surprised at all the hate out there. yea! what he did was a s h I Ty thing, but we have no idea what type of mental issue he was dealing with. I've had an amazing relationship, marriage etc then all all of a sudden my hubbies diagnosed with a mental disorder. yeah - it throw you for a loop and trust me - things come to a serious head - don't judge unless you've been there a-holes!!

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137.

leelee    

I dont care what he was going through..he had right to take that lady from her child..he goin to hell,i hope he rotts there

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138.

leelee    

No right i mean

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139.

LindSay LoHan    

I feel bad for the baby. Poor thing.

608 days ago
140.

ag    

I have no sympathy for people who kill others before they take their own lives stupid bastard. to the girlfriend, rest in peace and sorry to their families

608 days ago
141.

irv    

so

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142.

jubee37    

There is NO exccuse for what he did!!!

608 days ago
143.

XxMobScenexX     

Since when is mental illness an excuse to take someone's life? I'm sure the colombine kids, and the person responsible for the Auora massacre had/have some type of mental illness. I don't see anyone defending them. Granted they took multiple lives, but lives were still taken just the same. What makes this guy different? Now his child has to grow up without not only his mother there for him, but a father as well. So senseless, this guy should have stepped up and got help. If it was your loved one that was taken away, would you be more understanding because the murderer suffered from mental illness? Probably not.

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144.

jgm32001    

Was he on steroids?

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145.

KAY    

Very unfortunate!

608 days ago
146.

Bri    

So sad really feel sad for the three month old baby and his mother...

608 days ago
147.

NightmareVirus    

Chris Benoit would be proud.

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148.

CJ    

Horrible, horrible, horrible. Whatever the reason for his acting out - mental illness, 'roid rage, who knows ..... he has TRAUMATIZED so many people. His girlfriend's family - his family - the coach and manager who witnessed his suicide .... and the poor baby left with this legacy of his parents. WTH???

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aliluv09    

She probably tried to leave him. It ended in a huge fight. She ended up getting fatally shot. He took off cause he realized what he did and he was in big trouble. He then went to his other place of home (football). I bet he knew it was a life sentence dsaid and did what he did. Mental issues . . No

608 days ago
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aliluv09    

Anger issues. . . Yes. Such a sad sad situation to be in . I think he knew what he did and knew it was a life sentence. Thats why he decided to take his own life .

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