Kansas City Chiefs’ Jovan Belcher Kills His Girlfriend And Himself
The linebacker shot his girlfriend and then drove to Arrowhead Stadium and committed suicide in front of two team officials.
The Kansas City Star reported on its website, Kansascity.com, that Police Capt. David Lindaman said Belcher, 25, and his girlfriend, 22, got into an argument around 7 a.m. at their home in the 5400 block of Crysler Avenue in Kansas City. Around 7:50 a.m., Belcher shot his girlfriend multiple times. She was then taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Lindaman said Belcher’s mother, who was visiting the couple and their 3-month-old daughter, witnessed the shooting and was being interviewed by police.
Belcher then left the scene and went to the Chiefs practice facility near Arrowhead Stadium, police said. The Star reported that police were called to the stadium around 8:10 a.m. When Belcher arrived there he encountered General Manager Scott Pioli, Coach Romeo Crennel and other team personnel. Police said Chiefs staff attempted to keep Belcher from committing further violence. When police arrived, they heard a gunshot and saw that Belcher had shot himself in the head.