Kansas City linebacker commits murder-suicide
- The Washington Post
The Kansas City Chiefs and the NFL recoiled Saturday from news that a Chiefs linebacker had fatally shot himself outside the teamís practice facility in an alleged murder-suicide involving his 22-year-old girlfriend.
Jovan Belcher, 25, shot Kasandra Perkins multiple times Saturday morning at their Kansas City, Mo., home before driving to the teamís Arrowhead practice facility, Police Capt. David Lindaman told reporters. In the parking lot, Belcher spoke with Chiefs Coach Romeo Crennel and General Manager Scott Pioli and reportedly thanked them for the opportunity to play in the NFL. When police arrived, as Crennel and Pioli looked on, Belcher shot himself in the head, Lindaman said.