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88wildcat wrote: Linebacker Jovon Belcher killed himself at the Chiefs practice facility this morning after killing his girlfriend at her house earlier. Some reports are that he shot himself in front of the coaches and players.
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Posted: 12/1/2012 11:50 AM
“We can confirm that there was an incident at Arrowhead earlier this morning. We are cooperating with authorities in their investigation.”
Posted: 12/1/2012 11:59 AM
JSinCT wrote: KC CHIEFS Statement:“We can confirm that there was an incident at Arrowhead earlier this morning. We are cooperating with authorities in their investigation.”--CHIEFS--
A Kansas City Chiefs player died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Saturday morning at the team's training facility, Kansas City Police Communications Supervisor Kathy Childs said.
The shooting occurred at 8:10 a.m. local time at the team's facility near Arrowhead Stadium, Childs said. She said police know the name of the player, but declined to release his name since the shooting was still under investigation.
The player was also suspected in a related shooting of a young woman at a nearby resident, Kansas City Police spokesman Darin Snapp told NFL.com's Albert Breer.
"About (7:50 a.m), we got a call to a residence, in regards to a shooting, on the 5400 block of Crysler Ave,â said Snapp, by phone. âWe 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."
Snapp said the shooting occurred outside the front doors of the facility.
The Chiefs have released a statement in regard to the incident:
"We can confirm that there was an incident at Arrowhead earlier this morning. We are cooperating with authorities in their investigation."
The Chiefs are scheduled to play host to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.
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Posted: 12/1/2012 12:27 PM
dokgonzo wrote: Hell. 6th round pick, small-school, worked his way to being an NFL starter, only 25 years old. There's got to be more going on here....This just came up on Twitter: Per the KCPD, the player approached Pioli and Crennel and thanked them, then walked away and shot himself.
Posted: 12/1/2012 1:03 PM
Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher this morning shot and killed his girlfriend before going to Arrowhead Stadium and fatally shooting himself as team personnel tried to stop him, police said.
Police Capt. David Lindaman said 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.
The Star is not naming the victim at this time pending assurances that her family has been notified.
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.
The Chiefs released the following statement: “We can confirm that there was an incident at Arrowhead earlier this morning. We are cooperating with authorites in their investigation.”
Outside the home on Crysler, Jennifer Ashley, who said she was a friend of Belcher’s girlfriend, said the woman was a student at Blue River Community College in Independence and had started dating Belcher after being introduced to him by the girlfriend of another Chiefs player.
Belcher, originally from Long Island, N.Y., had been with the Chiefs for four years. He joined the team as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Maine.
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Posted: 12/1/2012 10:47 PM
There's more going on than is being told. I can see a retired guy like Seau ending it - but this kid had everything to look forward to and was "living his dream" as they say.He clearly should have just walkout out of the house instead of pulling a gun, but what made him flip out? It had to be something and it clearly wasn't football related.
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Posted: 12/2/2012 4:53 PM
Browns employee kills self at practice center .
The man's body was found Saturday morning at the facility in suburban Cleveland, the same day Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher committed suicide in front of his coach and general manager after earlier killing his girlfriend..
Browns spokesman Neal Gulkis confirmed to The Associated Press that a team employee died of a suicide, but provided no other details. He released a statement calling the man a good friend and an outstanding employee and saying the team's heartfelt condolences go out to his family..
"This is a terrible tragedy," the statement said. "He will be missed by everyone in the Cleveland Browns organization.".
The Browns play in Oakland against the Raiders on Sunday..
A spokesman for the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner said they were called to the practice facility to investigate a suicide Saturday morning, but would not release any further details..Credit: Fox News
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Chance favors the Prepared Mind.
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dokgonzo wrote: Can we at least agree that Bob Costas should STFU with his "gun culture" sermons?
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dominicanthug wrote: This goes beyond political views!You think a lunatic with a knife would cause all this damage?Its ridiculous!This is insane!I I could give two s***s about the second amendment!
Posted: 12/15/2012 8:44 PM
jetkwondo wrote: dominicanthug wrote: This goes beyond political views!You think a lunatic with a knife would cause all this damage?Its ridiculous!This is insane!I I could give two s***s about the second amendment!My prayers go out to all the families of the victims. I can't begin to imagine the anguish that the parents and siblings of those little innocents slaughtered today are in at the moment. Brought tears to my eyes...
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dokgonzo wrote: Accurate fire ... from an AK? Don't often see those things mentioned in the same sentence.