Jovan Belcher, Kansas City Chiefs LineBacker, Killed Girlfriend Then Shot Himself

1:41 PM, Dec 1, 2012   |    comments
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Jovan Belcher warms up prior to an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Oct. 7, 2012, in Kansas City, Mo. Ed Zurga, AP

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Police say Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher fatally shot his girlfriend early Saturday, then drove to Arrowhead Stadium and committed suicide in front of his coach and general manager.

Police spokesman Darin Snapp confirmed it was Belcher, a fourth-year player from West Babylon, N.Y., who played college ball at Maine. The woman's name has not yet been released.

"We arrived and [the woman] there informed us that her daughter had been shot by her on-again, off-again boyfriend," Kansas City Police spokesperson Darin Snapp told "The young woman was taken to a local hospital, where she died a short time later."

Snapp said Belcher shot the woman at a Kansas City residence, then drove to the Chiefs facility. He thanked Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli and Romeo Crennel for all they had done for him, then shot himself.

The Chiefs say Sunday's home game against the Carolina Panthers will go on as scheduled.


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