Police: NFL Chiefs player commits suicide after killing girlfriend
Reports citing police indicate Jovan Belcher, shown here during a game last week, killed his girlfriend and then himself.
December 1st, 2012
04:35 PM ET

Police: NFL Chiefs player commits suicide after killing girlfriend

In an apparent murder-suicide, a Kansas City Chiefs player shot himself in the head in front of his coaches at a team training facility after earlier shooting to death his girlfriend at her residence, police said.

Kansas City, Missouri, police spokesman Darin Snapp identified the player as linebacker Jovan Belcher, 25, according to NFL.com.

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  1. Anders Behring Breivik (King of the Island)

    I see the line moved only half a point with the Panthers now favored by 3.5. It's a lock...who cares about anything else.

    December 1, 2012 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Portland tony

    Someone, a friend, a fellow player or coach should have seen this coming. Suicide is one thing....Murder/suicide is an other .........and unforgivable in my book.

    December 1, 2012 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Rascal Rabble

    darin snapped...such a tragedy....

    December 1, 2012 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. francois2012

    If you choose to play in the NFL you choose to die.

    December 2, 2012 at 7:29 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Join the Capitals fun"

    Buy Guns! All kinds of guns!

    December 2, 2012 at 10:57 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. superman

    Wrong !!!!guns do belong i. the home just not i. the hands og people who have decided to dis arm the innocents of america

    December 2, 2012 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Hide Behind

    Read and seen a dozen or more on this case, and I admit to being old and don't see or hear ad well as when young, but for the life of me it seems that everyone of the reports are more concerned about the loss of a football player than the woman he shot.

    December 2, 2012 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. chrissy

    So true @ HB, and a little child that now has to grow up without either parent!!!

    December 2, 2012 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Benn

      That is really sad. I pray their is a nice aunt or uncle that can raise the child.

      December 2, 2012 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  9. fernace

    Gonna try to respond in a way to get past the censors! I agree, chrissy, that there is more news material about the player than the mom of his child! This is not a suicide, but a murderer who committed suicide after the act! Are we to feel sorry for him? I feel sorry for the little kid he left parentless & the people he made to witness his death! Whatever demons in his mind to make him do this deed, he was selfish to the end! I hope his family can get answers as to why he chose to end things this way! Sad, very sad!!

    December 2, 2012 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    little mister: Did your three girlfriends sit in the pew along side of you and pray with you also?

    December 3, 2012 at 12:19 am | Report abuse | Reply
  11. chrissy

    @ JF, plz dont encourage that.

    December 3, 2012 at 12:24 am | Report abuse | Reply
  12. fernace

    3 Girlfriends, little mister!? Maybe you're not so little after all!!

    December 3, 2012 at 8:39 am | Report abuse | Reply

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