KCPD confirms #Chiefs player involved in murder/suicide was Jovan Belcher.
— Danny Parkins (@DannyParkins) December 1, 2012
Jovan Belcher, a Kansas City Chiefs linebacker, shot himself at Arrowhead Stadium today after allegedly shooting his girlfriend at her home earlier in the morning. According to Danny Parkins of 610 Sports Radio in KC, Belcher was confronted by coaches in the parking lot before shooting himself. From KCTV5:
The first shooting was reported about 8 a.m. at a home near 54th Street and Chrysler Avenue. 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.
Update: According to the Kansas City Star, the girlfriend’s mother witnessed her daughter’s shooting.
Update 2: According to @JasonLaCanfora, the KCPD says “GM Scott Pioli and Coach Romeo Crennel were outside team facility at the time Chiefs player killed himself.”
Update 3: Oh my god.
KCPD say the player thanked both men before taking his life, and that Pioli and Crennel did not feel threatened. KCPD not revealing identity
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) December 1, 2012