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 PerkinsÂ 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,â€ 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.â€
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