Chiefs LB Shoots Girlfriend and Himself in Front of His Coach?!
Before turning the gun on himself, Belcher thanked Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli and head coach Romeo Crennel for all they had done for him, police spokesman Darin Snapp said.
At around 7:50 a.m. this morning, authorities received a call from a woman who said her daughter had been shot multiple times at a home on Crysler Avenue, about five miles away from Arrowhead, said Snapp.
“We arrived and the lady there informed us that her daughter had been shot by her on-again, off-again boyfriend. The young woman was taken to a local hospital, where she died a short time later.”
Then, a desperate call came in from the Chiefs’ practice facility at around 8:10 am.
“The description matched the suspect description from that other address. We kind of knew what we were dealing with,” he said. The player was “holding a gun to his head” as he stood in front of the front doors of the practice facility.
“And there were Pioli and Crennel and another coach or employee was standing outside and appeared to be talking to him. It appeared they were talking to the suspect,” Snapp said.
“The suspect began to walk in the opposite direction of the coaches and the officers and that’s when they heard the gunshot. It appears he took his own life.”
Belcher was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.” – nypost
In a sad and stunning turn of events, a NFL Kansas City Chiefs LB, Jovan Belcher, killed himself right in front of Arrowhead Stadium and the team’s head coach and GM this morning! Just a little while earlier, he shot and killed his girlfriend, 22-year old Kasandra Perkins, at their residence near by. Belcher apparently wanted to thank the head coach and GM before ending his life. Belcher, 25, is a West Babylon (Long Island) native, and coincidentally has a degree in child development and family relations from the University of Maine. He and his girlfriend share a child, and had been arguing for some time, but nobody knows what caused him to do that?! His team is suffering a rough start (1-10), and that stress may have carried over largely into his personal life?! Check out the NY Post report above!