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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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QE2    

Thank you, CDAT. I pray that the baby was not in any danger and is all right. I doubt that the parents had a plan in place as to who would care for the child if they were both gone, so........

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shellyyybeby    

I AM WHITE YOU SIMPLE HOE. THE THING ABOUT IT IS, LOL, MAJORITY OF YOU IGNORANT ****S IS YOU PROBABLY SITTIN ON A BUCKET IN AN OUTHOUSE WIPING YOUR ASS WITH THE SHIRT YOURE WEARING.. YOU ****ING PIECES OF WHITE TRASH..... AND YOURE BETTER THAN ANYONE?? NOT BY A LONG SHOT.

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93.

speakMYbrain    

too many hits to the head

689 days ago
94.

QE2    

Thank you, CDAT. I hope that the child is all right and not in any danger. I would bet that neither parent had a plan in place as to the care of their child should they both pass, so.......

689 days ago
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DeeMaree    

None of us know what was in the mind of this young man. His brain could hv been scrambled from the constant pounding football brings. My prayers for his family, her family, and tht innocent baby who has lost her parents. And to the racist comments posted, we know what is in your minds...ugliness tht makes u just as nasty outside as inside.

689 days ago
96.

TheTruthIs    

Sick guy.

689 days ago
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Ashley J    

I seriously don't understand peoples fixation on race when a tragedy happens. This was a man that killed a woman in front of her mother, whom he was in a relationship with. Everyone that is trolling about white people this black people that have no lives and are full of hate. Leave the situation for what it is: a child is now without a mother or father. Stop making this about your stupid ideas and racist rants.

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98.

Vail    

He hadn't even done the honorable deed of marrying this young woman, but yet he felt compelled to take her life. And what would allow two grown people to start arguing at 7 o' clock in the morning.

I have this feeling he may have found out the baby wasn't his.

689 days ago
99.

freshkicks    

Im hearing comments about race and you cant take the ghetto out of someone. Honestly what was ghetto about this. This could happen anywhere I saw a story on the news a few months back where a man who own a few bmw car dealerships had this same type story he kill his wife then himself. Its not ghetto but just a very messed up situation. I pray for both families.

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100.

kat10    

Some of these comments are horrible...yes what he did was horrible...but he also has a mother, father and etc...who dont want to read negative comments...prayers going to her family and his....people shouldnt judge him...when u get hit in the head it can do crazy things to your brain.but please people think before your post you never know when something like this could happen to your family give them respect..

689 days ago
101.

Bcarter    

This is tragic, race doesn't matter. Two words, one name Chris Benoit. Did we forget about Phil Hartman?? (His wife killed him,then herself.)

689 days ago
102.

MC    

Regardless of race, marital status or profession, a young woman was murdered, her killer took his life, and their baby is now an orphan. This is a tragedy, and I pray for the baby.

689 days ago
103.

IllumedBeauty    

That is very very very sad. :( Soooo sad. I think of the poor 3 month old baby that now no longer has either parent. :( That is so terribly sad… no argument is worth that, no pain either… like someone said, time heals all wounds… that is so bad. :/ Thoughts go out to the families of both and their loved ones.

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104.

jmama71    

Wow so very sad! That poor baby, What is wrong with people?????

689 days ago
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Nanna    

Word from his family and friends is his mother had super control over him....I have been piecing things together via his friends and HE WAS HIS MOTHER"S MEAL TICKET...and when Kassandra, who was a very lovely young woman had his daughter a few months ago on 9-11 (of all days) Cheryl Shepard, Jovan's Momma visited the couple constantly, and stirred things up really badly, causing doubt and distention among the couple. She did not accept Kassandra, who was beautiful and accomplished and loved by everyone who met her. Mom pushed her son over the edge.

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