NFL Player Kills Girlfriend, Self

Jovan Belcher of the Kansas City Chiefs is the shooter

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 1, 2012 10:40 AM CST

(Newser) – Kansas City Chiefs player Jovan Belcher shot and killed his girlfriend this morning and then killed himself, reports the Kansas City Star. Police say the 25-year-old linebacker shot the woman about 8am during an argument at their home—in front of her visiting mother. He then went to Arrowhead Stadium, where he was met by team personnel who tried to stop him from shooting himself. He did so just as police arrived. Bleacher Report notes that Belcher and his girlfriend had a baby just 3 months ago. The team is scheduled to play tomorrow. Click for more.

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher in a file photo.
Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher in a file photo.   (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, center, in a file photo.
Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, center, in a file photo.   (AP Photo/Jeff Tuttle)
File photo of Arrowhead Stadium.
File photo of Arrowhead Stadium.   (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
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