Home » Sports

Kansas City Chiefs Linebacker Jovan Belcher Commits Murder-Suicide

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

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.

Related Posts with Thumbnails

Leave a comment!

Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site. You can also subscribe to these comments via RSS. Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam.

We want to keep in touch with you. If you give us your email address, you may receive marketing emails from the DJ Networks family. We hope that's cool.

You can use these tags:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

This is a Gravatar-enabled weblog. To get your own globally-recognized-avatar, please register at Gravatar.