The Kansas City Chiefs starting linebacker killed his girlfriend at approximately 7:50am CST and the shooting was later reported around 8:00am. The first shooting of Jovan Belcher’s girlfriend occurred at a home located around 54th Street and Chrysler Avenue according to the Kansas City Star. Another shooting occurred when 25 year old Jovan Belcher arrived at a practicing building on Arrowhead Stadium’s property.
The Kansas City Chiefs released a statement about the shooting this morning that said, “We can confirm that there was an incident at Arrowhead earlier this morning. We are cooperating with authorities in their investigation. — CHIEFS”
The story is still breaking and more information is coming out about the Jovan Belcher suicide. Unconfirmed reports said that Jovan Belcher arrived at the Arrowhead Stadium and threatened to kill himself in the parking lot. Two Kansas City coaches apparently tried to talk the starting linebacker, Jovan Belcher, down from harming himself. Kansas City police started to arrive on the scene and not long after the incident started Mr. Belcher shot himself and reports of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. A statement was released by the Kansas City Police according to NFL.com.
Jovan Allen Belcher was born on July 24th, 1987 and started playing football in college for the Maine Black Bears. A lot of achievements were accomplished by Mr. Belcher such as fourth multiple time All-American in Maine Black Bears history. In 2011 Jovan Belcher became the NFL Kansas City Chiefs starting linebacker. Mr. Belcher had signed back on with the KC Chiefs on March 22nd, 2012.
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The Chiefs have had a rough season this year with repeated losses. The Chiefs are scheduled to play the Carolina Panthers on December 2nd, 2012 this Sunday.
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