Kansas City Chief’s Jovan Belcher Kills His Girlfriend, Then Himself

Belcher thanked his coaches before killing himself

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, once a Long Island high school star, shot and killed the mother of his 3-month-old daughter, Kasandra Perkins Saturday, and then later killed himself, the N. Y. Daily News reports.

The shooting of his girlfriend occurred around 8 am in Belcher’s home which is only 5 miles from the Chief’s team facilities, and was witnessed by his own mother, who was visiting her 3-month old grandchild.

Belcher then got into his car and drove to the stadium, where he was expected to play today. The 6-foot-2, 228-pound defensive player carried a gun in his hand as he walked through the parking lot around 8:10 a.m.

When police arrived, they saw Belcher holding a handgun to his head and cooly speaking with Crennel and Pioli, his coaches.

“They said the player was actually thanking them for everything they’d done for him,” Kansas City police spokesman Darin Snapp said. “They were just talking to him and he was thanking them and everything.

“That’s when he walked away and shot himself.”

Read more at the  N.Y. Daily News

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