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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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61.

dd    

DAMN SHAME.

599 days ago
62.

Tmzfan    

Wondering if this is a to many concussions thing?

599 days ago
63.

Gibbs1980    

What a POS! Jovan is a selfish waste of a human being! What the hell was his parents thinking of letting him be born?He should have been aborted! I hope he is rotting in Hell! Nothing in this world is worth killing somebody and then commit suicide, unless you are Jerry Sandusky and all the garbage in prison for rape, molesting children, and murder... So Jovan, RIH (Rot In Hell) you sack of crap!

599 days ago
64.

Sure_L    

It's really sad, but this happens often to football players. Your brain is just not meant to be hit like that. It messes them up in the long run.

599 days ago
65.

noel    

That's ashame, any other time they'd be with the white girls.

599 days ago
66.

brandonNINTENDO    

****ty. ****ty. ****ty.

599 days ago
67.

Hohan    

What a country! Monkeys are smarter than Americans. Get rid of your guns people.

599 days ago
68.

Jesterkb    

Eefbomb22 you're a douche bag.

599 days ago
69.

rico    

Just another football hero for the fans.....

599 days ago
70.

Fyourmother     

****em hope they both burn in hell

599 days ago
71.

Jannah    

Cindy, bitches like u prove that racism is still alive! For u to say that black ppl can't think when mad really piss me off! White ppl enslaved thousands of blk beat them, killed them but blk ppl violent? Who are serial killers? Whites so please keep your racial comments to yourself

599 days ago
72.

Jesterkb    

Cindy you're a racist douche bag.

599 days ago
73.

Jannah    

Enough of the racism! This is a sad situation n I really hope that baby is okay. Regardless of the color of their skin 2 ppl lost their lives today and my prayers go out to both families!

599 days ago
74.

Drew    

It's time. Obama must be repelled. That poor girl did not deserve this and a five point plan is needed. We aren't ever going to have a chance without a repeal of Obama care.

599 days ago
75.

steve e.    

What a shocker! Just when you think anything crazier can't happen, it happens.

599 days ago
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