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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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chiefsfan    

it was jevon belcher, its already on his wikipedia page. check kansascity.com

607 days ago
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really! really?    

so sad. Any details on what may have caused this tragedy?

607 days ago
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Toilethead    

omg

607 days ago
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really! really?    

Jovan Allen Belcher (July 24, 1987 – December 1, 2012?[1]) was an American football linebacker with the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. He played collegiately with the Maine Black Bears. He played defensive end during his junior and senior years, after switching to the position from outside linebacker where he played as sophomore and freshman. Channel 5 news in Kansas City are reporting Belcher shot and killed his girlfriend before shooting and killing his girlfriend. He then drove to the Chiefs stadium where he shot and killed 5 teammates before turning the gun on himself outside the stadium and being confronted by coaches including Romeo Crenel.--- From Wiki

607 days ago
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Bianca    

Irresponsible of whoever edited that Wiki page to release the information before everyone close to them were notified.

607 days ago
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kermit    

love is pain! but no need to kill over it people! time heals all wounds ....RIP

607 days ago
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Kevin9528    

I never believe anything on Wikipedia....even though they are right sometimes........last report here in KC is the GF is in the hospital in critical condition, not dead......but the original report was two ead....so I will go with that myself.....

607 days ago
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mebrat24    

you put out a story like this but not know his name?Why would you post it with out a name but your readers know the name.

607 days ago
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Woot    

There are some crazy mofoez out there.

607 days ago
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~ ThE sHiELd ~    

I am a 'huge, huge' Chiefs fan..... Wow, what the heck is going on in this world? Just goes 2 show.... Some money, rockstar gfriend? Does not equal happiness....

607 days ago
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Jim in Cali    

Really gutless. Kill your girlfriend who is the mother of your child and then shoot yourself in front of coaches at the practice facility. smh . Prayers to the family and friends.

607 days ago
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sefquin    

I wonder if they had that Google Fiber I've been hearing about.... 1GBPS downloads....

607 days ago
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Woot    

A gun, I think.

607 days ago
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People Annoy Me    

It's always a stupid idea to feel the need to take someone with you with your own stupid decision.
Of course deaths of all kinds are tragic, but "taking someone with you" is really quite stupid of him.

607 days ago
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Habib    

What the ****, us how the address the murder took place and u said unknow player? U know how owns that house

607 days ago
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