Police: Chiefs player killed girlfriend, then self

Police: Chiefs player killed girlfriend, then self

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KANSAS CITY, MO - CIRCA 2011: In this handout image provided by the NFL, Jovan Belcher of the Kansas City Chiefs poses for his NFL headshot circa 2011 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by NFL via Getty Images)

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by Dave Skretta, Associated Press

azfamily.com

Posted on December 1, 2012 at 11:49 AM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Police say Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Javon Belcher fatally shot his girlfriend early Saturday, then drove to Arrowhead Stadium and committed suicide in front of his coach and general manager.

Police spokesman Darin Snapp confirmed it was Belcher, a fourth-year player from West Babylon, N.Y., who played college ball at Maine. The woman's name has not yet been released.

Snapp said Belcher shot the woman at a Kansas City residence, then drove to the Chiefs facility. He thanked Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli and Romeo Crennel for all they had done for him, then shot himself.

The Chiefs say Sunday's home game against the Carolina Panthers will go on as scheduled.

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