December 01, 02012
Reports have emerged and sources have confirmed that linebacker Javon Belcher apparently killed himself in front of general manager Scott Pioli and Coach Romeo Crennel.
Kansas City Police released a statement confirming the news as well, per Albert Breer of NFL Network.
Belcher died Saturday morning at Arrowhead Stadium, minutes after he apparently had shot and killed his girlfriend in an incident at 54th and Crysler Ave. in Kansas City.
"About (7:50 a.m), we got a call to a residence, in regards to a shooting, on the 5400 block of Crysler Ave.," KCPD spokesman Darin Snapp said via NFL.com. "We arrived and the lady there informed us that her daughter had been shot by her on-again, off-again boyfriend. The young woman was taken to a local hospital, where she died a short time later.
"At about 8:10 a.m., we received a call to the Arrowhead practice facility in regards to a black male armed with a gun in the parking lot, and he matched the description of the shooting suspect," Snapp continued. "Officers arrived, saw a black man with a gun to his head, and some Chiefs employees. As the officer got out of his car, he heard a gunshot. It appeared the individual shot himself. He was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Belcher, 25, was a fourth-year linebacker from the University of Maine, and had played all 11 games this season.
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