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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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tracy    

what a piece of garbage!

599 days ago
77.

Vail    

Makes you wonder where was 3 mon old baby when all this was going down....was the baby with the mother who was shot? Did he leave he baby alone in the house?? Such a tragedy. SMH...

599 days ago
78.

LightJ    

How selfish. I didn't here anything about their baby, so i am assuming it is okay but now the poor thing has to grow up without a parent. How sad and terrible...

599 days ago
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shellyyybeby    

TO EVERYONE ON THIS THREAD WITH ANY REFERENCE TO RACE IN THIS PARTICULAR SITUATION: ITS TOO BAD JOVAN BELCHER DIDNT TAKE OUT HIS ' CRAZY BLACK RAGE' OUT ON YOU FIRST YOU PATHETIC SACKS OF ****. IF YOU TREATED EVERY OTHER RACE AS AN EQUAL, THEY WOULDNT HAVE ANY REASON TO HAVE ANY ANIMOSITY TOWARDS YOU. YOU ALONE ARE THE CORE OF ALL RACISM. GO KILL YOURSELVES YOU WASTE!!

598 days ago
80.

JenniferErinn31    

How unbelievably selfish of him. Kill yourself not your baby's Mom. How tragic.

598 days ago
81.

Shaunie    

Oh my! @ the comments

598 days ago
82.

lalet    

Sounds like Roid rage .

598 days ago
83.

KSUCats    

Wow!!! Two people have lost their lives today and a baby will grow up without their parents. It's a sad situation and not a time to hurl insults and racial slits. Ask yourself "what if he were my brother?"

598 days ago
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klynn35    

Yea all u dumbasses kill ya kids or leave them in a hot ass car n then sa.y god told u to do it. Then u plead insanity..this isn't about how many black people are in prison. It's just as many whites. Some of u sound ignorant. If u judge the next man u are no better. God says thou shall not judge thee.

598 days ago
85.

loe    

Very unfortunate.., why younger people want to kill themselves like that? He had a great future before him and a kid. Now the kd is an orphan. Tragic.

598 days ago
86.

Chatty216    

Somebody has got to raise their daughter now. One day she will find out what happened to her parents and be really messed up. This is sad.

598 days ago
87.

neba22    

Suicide is never okay. But no one has a right to judge. Just pray for their families and their little girl. my ex committed suicide, and the kast thing anyone related to a situation like this is what,was wrong with the person and hiw horrible they are. Ubderstand this is someones son, brother anf friend. Allow them the rihht to remember theilse individuals lives as the people they were... Not what they did wrong.

598 days ago
88.

Gordon    

The only good thing to come out of this tragedy is that there will be no more illegitimate babies fathered by him.

598 days ago
89.

EFFBOMB22    

Original pill its difficult to understand your posts what is that ebonics?

598 days ago
90.

Xsjado    

Race isn't the issue in this case. Anybody could have done something like this. My heart goes out to the young left without parents. I know their families will give her the love she needs, but this incident will loom over her forever...

598 days ago
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