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December 2, 2012

Kansas City Chief murder-suicide

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Sunday, December 2, 2012

McKinley while with the Kansas City Chief in 2010
Image: Jeffrey Beall.

Jovan Belcher, an American football player for the Kansas City Chief, shot his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins and then later shot himself. According to Police Captain David Lindaman, Perkins and Belcher got into an argument at their house around 7:50 A.M. CT when Belcher shot Perkins. After shooting Perkins, Belcher headed to the Chiefs training facility where Belcher talked to Chiefs General Manger Scott Pioli and Head Coach Romeo Crennel. Belcher thanked them for everything they have done for him and then proceeded to shot himself.

Chairman and CEO of the Kansas City Chiefs Clark Hunt released a statement regarding Belcher via that Chief’s official website. He said “The entire Chiefs family is deeply saddened by today’s events, and our collective hearts are heavy with sympathy, thoughts and prayers for the families and friends affected by this unthinkable tragedy. We sincerely appreciate the expressions of sympathy and support we have received from so many in the Kansas City and NFL communities, and ask for continued prayers for the loved ones of those impacted. We will continue to fully cooperate with the authorities and work to ensure that the appropriate counseling resources are available to all members of the organization.”

Belcher from the University of Maine, went undrafted in 2009, but was signed as a free agent after the draft.



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