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KC Chiefs Linebacker Jovan Belcher Kills Himself, Girlfriend Saturday Morning

English: Jovan Belcher, a player on the Kansas...

EJovan Belcher, Kansas City Chiefs.  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Kansas City:  A member of the Kansas City Chiefs has apparently committed suicide early Saturday morning after killing his girlfriend.

The player who shot himself is fourth-year linebacker Jovan Belcher, 25, Kansas City police have confirmed.  He killed himself at Arrowhead Stadium, the home of the famed mid west professional sports organization.

There are no other known injuries at the Chiefs facility.

The Chiefs released a statement: “We can confirm that there was an incident at Arrowhead earlier this morning. We are cooperating with authorities in their investigation.”

Don Banks, from Sports Illustrated is reporting that “Belcher shot and killed his girlfriend, 22, at home around 8 a.m. CT, with the woman’s mother present and a witness to the murder.”

“Belcher then drove to the team facility, where he later shot and killed himself in the parking lot of the team complex, in front of GM Scott Pioli and coach Romeo Crennel, as well as other team personnel. A Kansas City Police Department spokesman said Pioli and Crennel tried to talk to Belcher, who thanked the men before taking his life. Belcher and his girlfriend had a three-month-old child,” SI.com is reporting.

Additional details will be updated.

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