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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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Im so very sorry it ended the way it did...

688 days ago


The man abused prescription drugs and alcohol and killed his 3 month old daughter's mother NINE times. There is no way he is this fabulous man everyone is raving about. There is no excuse for his crime. Then the a-hole took the chicken $hit way out.

688 days ago


That should say SHOT her NINE times.

688 days ago


It just sounds like he was with the wrong girl. Obviously the communication was bad. According to the words of Spanish philosopher George Santayana, "Friends are generally of the same sex, for when men and women agree, it is only in the conclusions; their reasons are always different." He was with the wrong girl.

She probably tried to leave him, and it ended in a huge fight. She ended up getting fatally shot.

He took off because he realized what he did and he knew he was in big trouble. He then went to his other place of home (football). I bet he knew it was a life sentence. Mental issues . . No. Not at all.

Dudes like this need to learn to keep these type of girls at a distance, emotionally. I agree with George Santayana.

688 days ago


All I see is a coward who robbed a 3 month old from never knowing her mom. Dude if u wanna kill urself fine why kill her, if u didnt wanna be with her leave her. What a punk

688 days ago


Horrible. There is a baby who will never know her parents because her father got pissed off and killed her mom and himself. The man thought only of himself and not for one second about the innocent life of his baby. My heart goes out to the baby and what is left of her family.

688 days ago


This guy is a POS. Period! NO EXCUSE..........

688 days ago


This guy is a coward, I can say it because Kassie is my cousin's niece, and for the people saying the baby wasn't his well your wrong!!!!

688 days ago
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