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Chiefs Linebacker Jovan Belcher Kills Girlfriend, Then Himself

KANSAS CITY (CBS) – A Kansas City Chiefs player reportedly shot and killed his girlfriend Saturday morning, then later took his own life.

KCTV in Kansas City reports the police were investigating two deadly shootings involving Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend.

The first shooting happened around 8 a.m. at a home in Kansas City. The second happened a short time later at the Chiefs’ practice facility.

Officials said Belcher shot and killed his girlfriend, then drove to the team’s practice facility near Arrowhead Stadium, and approached general manager Scott Pioli and head coach Romeo Crennel, and thanked them for all they had done for him. He then shot himself in the head as police arrived.

In a written statement, the Chiefs said, “We can confirm that there was an incident at Arrowhead earlier this morning. We are cooperating with authorities in their investigation.”

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