#BerrySad: Player of the NFL Team @KCChiefs Kills Two, Including Himself *Updated*
An NFL player from the Kansas City Chiefs has killed a woman and himself today.
While his name is not being released, the police are saying that more than likely, this man killed his girlfriend at a place of residence, then traveled to Arrowhead Stadium, the team’s facility, and took his own life at around 8 a.m. local time.
“We can confirm that there was an incident at Arrowhead earlier this morning,” the team said in a statement. “We are cooperating with authorities in their investigation.”
This does not look as if it will affect the Chiefs’ home game scheduled tomorrow against the Carolina Panthers.
My heart goes out to this team, anyone affected, and the whole NFL family.
*Update: The player has been identified as linebacker Javon Belcher. He apparently took his own life in front of the team’s head coach and general manager. Click below for more info and pics:
From police captain David Lindaman – Belcher, 25, and his girlfriend, 22, got into an argument around 7 a.m. at their home in the 5400 block of Crysler Avenue in Kansas City. Around 7:50 a.m., Lindaman said, Belcher shot his girlfriend multiple times. She was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Lindaman said Belcher’s mother, who was visiting the couple and their 3-month-old daughter, witnessed the shooting and was being interviewed by police.
Belcher left the scene on Crysler and went to the Chiefs practice facility at Arrowhead, police said.
Police were called to the stadium around 8:10 a.m. When Belcher arrived there he encountered General Manager Scott Pioli, Coach Romeo Crennel and other team personnel. Police said Chiefs staff attempted to keep Belcher from committing additional acts of violence. When police arrived, they heard a gunshot and found that Belcher had shot himself in the head.
This is terribly sad.