Kansas City Chiefs' Jovan Belcher kills girlfriend and self
December 2 , 2012
Kansas City Chiefs’ Jovan Belcher has killed himself outside the team's main stadium.
According to police, the 25-year-old first-team linebacker shot his girlfriend dead a few miles away and then drove to a training facility at Arrowhead Stadium.
He then shot himself in the parking lot in front of team officials.
The club confirmed the incident in a statement, saying: "We are co-operating with authorities in their investigation."
Kansas City police said authorities were told early on Saturday that a woman had been shot five miles away from the Arrowhead complex.
She was later identified as Belcher's 22-year-old girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins.
The couple had a three-month-old daughter who is believed to have been in a nearby room at the time of the shooting.
A friend of Perkins told reporters the couple had been arguing the previous night but added there had been no evidence of any other problems between them.
Belcher's mother was in the house and called the police.
The Chiefs’ home game at Arrowhead against the Carolina Panthers scheduled for later today will still take place "after discussions between the league office, Head Coach Romeo Crennel and Chiefs team captains".