An argument after a Trey Songz concert may be what lead Kansas City Chiefs player Jovan Belcher to commit suicide at the team’s training facility on Dec. 1, approximately an hour after shooting his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins dead.
Jovan Belcher, 25, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound near Arrowhead Stadium on Dec. 1. His death occurred approximately an hour after he shot and killed girlfriend Kasandra Perkins, 22. According to a new report, the couple argued after Kasandra returned home late, following a Trey Songz concert.
“Jovan and Kasandra were frequently seen arguing over the course of their relationship,” a friend told the Kansas City Star. However, she had no reason to believe their fights had ever become violent.
On Friday night, Nov. 30, the friend added, “Jovan confronted Kasandra when she came home after watching R&B star Trey Songz perform in Kansas City.”
Unfortunately, details of their argument may never see the light of day.
“Jovan was a happy, proud father, with pictures of his baby on his Facebook page,” Jovan’s agent Joe Linta told SI.com’s Peter King on Saturday Dec. 1. “This is shocking. Something went crazy wrong, and we’ll probably never know what it is.”
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 scheduled to play against the Carolina Panthers today, Dec. 2.
— Chris Rogers
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