KC Police: Chiefs Player, Girlfriend Dead In Murder-Suicide
KANSAS CITY, MO (KTVI)- Kansas City Police say that Chiefs player linebacker Jovan Belcher fatally shot his girlfriend early Saturday before driving to Arrowhead Stadium and committed suicide in front of his coach and general manager.
Police confirm Jovan Belcher, 25, shot Kasandra Perkins, 22, multiple times at about 7:40 a.m. on Saturday in the 5400 block of Crysler on Kansas City’s eastside. Then he drove to Arrowhead Stadium’s training facility, where according to Kansas City’s mayor, he encountered Chiefs Head Coach Romeo Crennel and GM Scott Pioli. They reportedly tried to talk him down, but as police arrived, he ended his life.
Belcher was a starting linebacker, #59, and joined the Chiefs organization in 2009.
Belcher and Perkins had a three-month old daughter named Zoey.
The Kansas City Chiefs say Sunday’s home game against the Carolina Panthers will go on as scheduled.