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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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nature30    

no words sometimes you just dont know what ppl are going through!!

668 days ago
47.

Yaya12    

Life is a test... Looks like he failed.

668 days ago
48.

SureThing    

Not feeling in danger doesn't mean danger doesn't exist. Common sense needs to kick in. Encountering anyone with a gun or one who just shot/killed someone else equates with your life being in danger.

668 days ago
49.

LisaL    

So terrible. I hope their little baby is ok at least.

668 days ago
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Lorraine88    

I think its wrong that u people would be sitting here talking about his girlfriend like this maybe he was mad about her moving back to Texas.. maybe she found out he cheated.. for u all to be sitting here talking **** is wrong she lost her life at 22 years old and now there child will grow up not knowing her mother or father...

668 days ago
51.

vivaladolceee    

Idgaf what illness he had!!! He haves no excuse to take another life. Damn coward!

668 days ago
52.

Harfy    

Ole Kansas City... Home of the cheesesteak!

668 days ago
53.

LiLo's boy toy    

Damn!

668 days ago
54.

todd    

IF you had to play for Crennel and PIoli this is always an option, but I feel sorry for the the girl.... she made the mistake coming home late from a Try Songs concert last night... I guess thats a no no is the black community

668 days ago
55.

miss baldwin    

praying for both family and that poor baby

668 days ago
56.

ffhd1clt    

I wonder where their baby was during all of this? Hopefully, somewhere safe and away from the scene. My prayers are going out for the child, families, and friends of these two people.

668 days ago
57.

drumpitt    

It's amazing how many BAD comedians rattle off their horrible jokes when they're anonymous.

668 days ago
58.

EFFBOMB22    

He should've waited and did it during the game like in that Bruce willis movie " the last boyscout"

668 days ago
59.

Dr Samuel Weiscrak    

Well that's harsh.

668 days ago
60.

EFFBOMB22    

To bad he didn't swing by lindsay lohans house on his way to the stadium

668 days ago
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