MURDER/SUICIDE: NFL Kansas City Chief Player Commits Suicide at Arrowhead Stadium After Fatally Killing his Girl Friend (Update: Cheif LB Jovan Belcher Confirmed Dead in murder-suicide)
MURDER/SUICIDE AND THE NFL … The Kansas City Chiefs are having one of their worse seasons ever and it just got even worse.
As reported at ESPN, an unnamed Kansas City Chief player has committed suicide this morning at Arrow Head Stadium at approximately 8 pm central time. It is also being reported by According to KCTV-5 in Kansas City that the player who committed suicide is believed to have fatally shot his girl friend at her home in the 5400 block of Crysler around 8 am. The player then drove to the Kansas City Chief practice facility, where he turned the gun on himself. He was pronounced dead shortly after. Police have not released the names of the girlfriend or the Chief player.
An unnamed Kansas City Chiefs player has committed suicide at the team facility and police are on the scene, the police confirmed to ESPN on Saturday morning.
Local reports say police are operating with the belief the player fatally shot his girlfriend at a house before driving to Arrowhead Stadium and killing himself at around 8 a.m local time. The Associated Press reported the player’s age to be 25.
From NFL.com: Kansas City Chief Player fatally shoots himself.
The Chiefs have released a statement in regard to the incident:
“We can confirm that there was an incident at Arrowhead earlier this morning. We are cooperating with authorities in their investigation.”
UPDATE I: The Associated Press reported the player’s age to be 25 and according to the active Chief rooster, the following players are 25 years old. Also listed are those in injured reserve and the IR practice squad. If the reports are correct that the age of the player was 25, then it must be one of the following as per team roster.
- Belcher, Jovan (LB)
- Arenas, Javier (CB)
- Brown, Jalil (CB)
- Charles, Jamaal (RB)
- Moeaki, Tony (TE)
- Newsome, Jamar (WR)
- Powe, Jerrell (NT)
- Stanzi, Ricky (QB) -
- IR: Tanney, Alex (QB)
- Prac Sqad IR: Patterson, Luke
UPDATE II:We were correct in our list of possibilities as to who the unnamed player was who was involved in the murder/suicide this morning at Arrowhead Stadium. As reported at SB Nation, Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher confirmed dead in murder-suicide.
After rumors had swirled over the last few minutes about the identity of the Kansas City Chiefs player involved in a murder-suicide early Saturday morning, police have confirmed that linebacker Jovan Belcher took the life of his girlfriend before turning the gun on himself at Arrowhead Stadium.
UPDATE III: Now being reported at multiple sources. Deadspin has pics from Facebook of Belcher, his girlfriend and their child, uploaded to this Facebook page. The caption reads, “Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours.” Sad, so very sad that it could come to this. What a complete waste. The motive for the shooting remains unclear.
Get’s worse if possible. According to Twitter and other news sources, Belcher may have committed suicide in front of Chief head coach Romeo Crennel and GM Scott Pioli.
Javon Belcher kills himself in front of Crennel, Pioli after thanking them.