Kansas City Chiefs Linebacker Jovan Belcher Reportedly Killed His Girlfriend And Himself
By Mack Rawden 2012-12-01 11:53:54
The entire Kansas City Chiefs organization is reeling this morning following a traumatizing murder-suicide. Details on what exactly happened are still a little bit fuzzy, but the local police department is claiming linebacker Jovan Belcher murdered his girlfriend early this morning, drove to the teamís facility, held a gun to his head and shot himself in front of general manager Scott Pioli and coach Romeo Crennel.
According to ESPN, police received a call from the victimís mother early this morning saying her daughterís boyfriend/ the father of her child had shot her during an argument. Not long after they arrived on the scene, authorities received a call from the Chiefs saying Belcher was in the parking lot holding a gun to his head. Several other players had reportedly noticed the defensive standout looking very distraught in his car, prompting Pioli and Crennel to come outside in an attempt to talk him down. After thanking his bosses for everything they did for him during his tenure with the Chiefs, Belcher reportedly turned around, walked a few paces and shot himself.
The entire scope and all the specifics of what happened wonít be known for days or even weeks, but regardless of what they reveal, it wonít change the fact that two people are dead and a child has been left without his parents. Pop Blendís sincerest thoughts go out to everyone affected by this traumatic incident.