Police: Kansas City Chiefs Player Killed Girlfriend, Then Committed Suicide At Team Facility

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Police say Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Javon Belcher fatally shot his girlfriend, 22-year-old Kasandra M. Perkins 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.

Snapp said Belcher shot Perkins 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.

Police said the first shooting happened in a Kansas City, Mo., neighborhood and the second happened at Arrowhead Stadium, about five miles away, at about 8 a.m. Saturday.

The Chiefs issued a statement that said, "We can confirm that there was an incident at Arrowhead earlier this morning. We are cooperating with authorities in their investigation."


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