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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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AlwaysOnTimeB    

Suicide is such a selfish act. People think they will end their pain, so the take their life, not caring about the lifetime of pain they will leave their loved ones with. Sad..

609 days ago
32.

brendita    

shut the f

609 days ago
33.

EFFBOMB22    

He probably just found out hes being traded to the jaguars

609 days ago
34.

Dale    

The NFL seems to have it's share of crazies and criminals.

609 days ago
35.

Virtual Insanity    

Tragic. They have an infant daughter according to the Kansas City Star. My heart goes out to that child and the family and friends.

609 days ago
36.

Sandi    

Steroids, they're all the rage these days.....

609 days ago
37.

the return of Pinhead    

Girlfriend https://www.facebook.com/kasandra.m.perkins

609 days ago
38.

Allison    

Very sad day for our town. Hearts go out to all families involved.

609 days ago
39.

Olemiss2012    

May both rest in peace!! But what he did is so selfish he took away a mother, daughter, and a sister! So some argument that probably wasn't worth it.

609 days ago
40.

cdat    

Will someone find out about the baby

609 days ago
41.

justdontgiveadamn    

May she Rest In Peace. I hope the baby will be well cared for...

609 days ago
42.

EFFBOMB22    

Was it a legal / registered firearm?

609 days ago
43.

crsco525    

Let's hope this will be a wake up call to woman across the u.s. that you cant behave like trash toward your man w/out consequences.

609 days ago
44.

jojopapa    

Pretty sure he found out she was banging another player on the team, hence the gm and head coach attempting to stop other acts of violence. He obviously went to the training facility with a plan in mind of who to shoot. I wonder what the 3rd member of this love triangle feels like.

609 days ago
45.

Fyourmother     

Couldn't stand being on a team 1-11 so someone had to go beside himself chiefs suck

609 days ago
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