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Kansas City Chiefs Linebacker Jovan Belcher Commits Murder-Suicide

Submitted by on December 1, 2012 – 1:42 pmNo Comment

Jovan Belcher, a 25-year-old linebacker from the Kansas City Chiefs, tragically shot and killed his girlfriend before doing the same to himself this morning.

Local media reports that Belcher shot and killed and his girlfriend then drove himself to the team’s practice ground, Arrowhead Stadium, and committed suicide in front of “a couple of coaches,” according to police.

The Chiefs have released a brief statement confirming an investigation is underway.

“We can confirm that there was an incident at Arrowhead earlier this morning,” it said. “We are co-operating with authorities in their investigation.”

Police spokesman Darin Snapp told The Associated Press authorities received a call from a woman who said her daughter had been shot multiple times at a residence about five miles away from the Arrowhead complex. Snapp said a call was then received from the Chiefs’ practice facility. Upon arriving, Snapp said police witnessed Belcher in a car with a handgun to his head talking to two Chiefs officials. That’s when police heard a gunshot.

Arrowhead Stadium has been on lockdown since about 8 a.m.

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