Reportedly, Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher committed suicide Saturday in front of his coaches and police officers outside the team’s stadium, shortly after he fatally shot his girlfriend.
However, the 25-years old Belcher, calmly pumped a bullet into his head as Coach Romeo Crennel and General Manager Scott Pioli watched helplessly outside the team practice facility at Arrowhead Stadium. Authorities did not release a possible motive for the murder-suicide, though police said that Belcher and his girlfriend, 22-year-old Kasandra Perkins, had been arguing recently. The two of them have a 3-month-old child.
While, authorities said the child is now in the custody of Belcher’s mother, who witnessed the first shooting and called 911. Police are investigating two deadly shootings Saturday morning. The shootings involve a Chiefs player and his girlfriend.
Notably, our sources said the first shooting was reported about 8 a.m. at a home near 54th Street and Chrysler Avenue and the second shooting was reported a short time later at a Chiefs practice facility located on the Arrowhead facility. Officials said the Chiefs player shot and killed his girlfriend and then drove to the practice facility where he shot and killed himself. Belcher, a fourth-year player and starter, earned $1.927 million with the Chiefs, who at 1-10 have the NFL’s worst record.
Nevertheless, according to the police spokesman Darin Snapp said Saturday afternoon that Belcher’s mother, who was in town for a weekend visit, reported the shooting shortly before 8 a.m. Perkins, shot multiple times, was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. Snapp said Pioli and Crennel “never felt like they were in danger.” Belcher thanked Pioli and Crennel for all they had done for him. When officers arrived, Belcher walked in the opposite direction from where officers were standing. He then shot himself, according to Snapp. Snapp said the shooting occurred just outside the front doors of the Chief’s facility.