Kansas City Chiefs player, Jovan Belcher, has died after committing suicide at the team’s training facility on Dec. 1 after shooting his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins dead. So sad.
Jovan Belcher, 25, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound near Arrowhead Stadium, according to a new report.
Jovan Belcher Murder-Suicide: Kansas City Police Details
The incident took place after a related, earlier off-site shooting, a Kansas City police spokeswoman Darin Snapp told NFL.com.
“About (7:50 a.m), we got a call to a residence, in regards to a shooting, on the 5400 block of Crysler Ave,” Darin said. “We arrived and the lady there informed us that her daughter had been shot by her on-again, off-again boyfriend. The young woman was taken to a local hospital, where she died a short time later.”
“At about 8:10 a.m., we received a call to the Arrowhead practice facility in regards to a black male armed with a gun in the parking lot, and he matched the description of the shooting suspect,” Darin continued. “Officers arrived, saw a black man with a gun to his head, and some Chiefs employees. As the officer got out of his car, he heard a gunshot. It appeared the individual shot himself. He was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.”
“We are cooperating with authorities in their investigation,” a team statement said, confirming the incident.
More on Jovan & His Girlfriend, Kasandra
Jovan and girlfriend Kasandra Perkins had a baby less than three months ago, on Sept 11.
Jovan grew up on Long Island, New York and played for the Maine Black Bears in college, where he was named first team All American in the Football Championship Subdivision. Jovan agreed to a free agent contract with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2009 after not getting drafted. In 2011, he became a starting linebacker for the team.
Tweets on the KC Chiefs’ Linebacker’s Murder-Suicide
@KCStar tweeted, “Police: #Chiefs player, 25, was met by coaches in the parking lot of the practice facility and then took his own life.”
“Chief LB Jovian Belcher was involved in a shooting involving at least one other person outside the team’s facility today, source said…,” Jason La Confora added on Twitter.
The Chiefs are schedules to play against the Carolina Panthers on Dec. 2.
— Chris Rogers
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