Details are unclear this morning, but various media sources are reporting that 25 year old Kansas City Chiefs’ linebacker Jovan Belcher has shot and killed himself at Arrowhead Stadium after allegedly murdering his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins.
Police were notified early this morning by the mother of the slain girlfriend who stated that her daughter had been shot several times at a location approximately five miles from the Chief’s practice facility. Police then received a call from that facility approximately 20 minutes later and arrive on the scene to find a black man in a car holding a gun to his head, while talking with two team officials. That is when the player shot himself.
NFL reporter Ian Rapoport tweeted: “According to KCPD, Scott Pioli, Romeo Crennel talked with the player before he shot himself. He thanked them. “They didn’t feel in danger.”
Belcher was a four year veteran for the Chiefs, who started in 10 of 11 games this season. The native out of Long Island, New York went undrafted out of the University of Maine, but signed with Kansas City in 2009. He recorded 80+ tackles in his last two seasons and just resigned with the Chiefs in March.
Jay Glazer of Fox Sports tweeted morning – “Chiefs players are being asked to assemble at the team facility for a meeting regarding the situation.”
It is unknown how this will effect the upcoming Chief’s home game as they are scheduled to face the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.
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