Kansas City Chiefs Linebacker Kills Girlfriend, Commits Suicide
Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher committed suicide on Saturday (December 1) at the team’s practice facility in Kansas City.
The 25-year-old also shot and killed his 22-year-old girlfriend at their home, before driving to Arrowhead Stadium and turning the gun on himself.
Belcher and his girlfriend leave behind a three-month-old child.
Kansas City Chiefs Chairman & CEO Clark Hunt released a statement, saying, "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."