Kansas City Chiefs player killed girlfriend, then thanked coach before killing self
Kansas City Chiefs player Jovan Belcher spoke with coach Romeo Crennel and GM Scott Pioli and thanked them before killing himself at the team’s practice facility this morning, police told Jason La Confora of CBS.
According to police, Belcher got to the facility at 8:10 a.m. and encountered a number of team staff members in the parking lot. The KC Star reports that they “apparently attempted to keep him from committing additional acts of violence.”
He shot himself in the head when police arrived.
La Confora reports that Crennel and Pioli did not feel threatened.
Belcher allegedly killed his girlfriend at a nearby home before driving to the facility.
NFL Network’s Albert Breer has additional details about the exchange between Belcher and the Chiefs staff:
Per the KCPD, the player approached Pioli and Crennel and thanked them, then walked away and shot himself.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) December 1, 2012
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