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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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106.

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.

601 days ago
107.

Happy    

How horrible. Many people ..., her mother,. the 2 coaches will be affected for the rest of their lives. Not to mention their family, friends and teamates.
Thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends.
I cant believe that team will play tomorrow.

601 days ago
108.

Kenneth34    

This guy a piece a crap he kill his wife and not man enough to face the cops I'm glad that punk ass chicken is dead.

601 days ago
109.

msreign    

Such a horrible tragedy. My prayers are going out to their families, their child, the GM and coach.

601 days ago
110.

mandii~sue    

Horrible! Few to many hits to the head! That poor baby now has no parents

601 days ago
111.

CriticXtreme    

RIP

601 days ago
112.

Tracywilson    

To melissa who gives a about u majin 70 dollars an hour this is about a tragic incident not a damn jo

601 days ago
113.

USA#1    

Piece of ****. What a coward and a waste of human space. You wanna kill yourself, fine but why kill an innocent person and the mother of your child. Burn in hell Belcher.

601 days ago
114.

tmsp7    

Why isn't there more about the victim? Nothing about her family, MONEY MONEY NFL NFL COVER UP COVER UP

601 days ago
115.

Michelle     

OMG....what the hell is going on these days?.....smdh Who will raise the little baby now? I just can't believe this...

601 days ago
116.

Velvet Splinter    

This really sucks, as a loyal Chiefs fan, and simply breaks my heart. I loved watching Belcher on the field and we are all going to miss him. My prayers to his family, his baby girl, and to my Chiefs.

601 days ago
117.

Dumbsociety01    

Fu to all the dumb people saying RIP to a MURDERER. This dood shot a girl and yet people are still feeling sympathy? Wtf is up with that. Do pro sport players get that much respect? Do people not think? This dood just murdered a girl and you see massive people telling him to RIP. dumb masses ... Brained washed ppl who dont think... Sad

601 days ago
118.

mmmbarb    

How very sad for everyone. That poor baby will now never know her Mommy and Daddy.

601 days ago
119.

2Terms4UObamaHaters    

I just want to say to all of the insensitive, childish, racist, and just str8 up ignorant ppl that hv made terrible comments about this situation, iam praying for you all, just as hard as iam for this couples family. This could've easily happened to any of our families or friends!! Stop bringing race

601 days ago
120.

USA#1    

What a piece of garbage. If you wanna kill yourself then go ahead you stupid savage. But why kill the mother of your child. What a coward and he should burn in hell.

601 days ago
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