Tragedy hits Kansas City Chiefs
On Saturday, Kansas City police reported that Kansas City Chiefs’ linebacker Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend before killing himself.
The female victim was Kassandra Perkins, 22-years-old.
The motive for Belchers’ actions remains a mystery, police say that both Perkins and Belcher had been arguing for sometime.
The tragedy occurred before Belcher was supposed to report to practice at his team’s facility, according to The Wall Street Journal.
According to police spokesman Darin Snapp, Belcher had a conversation with Chiefs’ general manager Scott Pioli and head coach Romeo Crennel. After the conversation, Belcher went out and shot himself before the police arrived.
Belcher was an undrafted free agent who stayed with the Chiefs for four years before becoming a starter. This season, Belcher started and played in all 11 games.
Chiefs’ chairman Clark Hunt said in a statement to NBC News, “The entire Chiefs family is deeply saddened by today’s events, and our collective hearts are heavy with sympathy, thoughts and prayers for the families and friends affected by this unthinkable tragedy.”
Despite the horrible tragedy the Chiefs are still set to play against the Carolina Panthers this Sunday.