An NFL player for the Kansas City Chiefs shot and killed his girlfriend, drove to the team’s practice facility, and committed suicide on Saturday, police and the team said.
Several reports identified the player as LB Jovan Belcher, including a report by CBSSports.com’s Jason La Canfora.
Before turning the gun on himself, Belcher thanked Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli and Romeo Crennel for all they had done for him, Snapp said.
Belcher, 25, was a football standout at the University of Maine, where he graduated from in 2008.
Snapp described the girlfriend as in her early 20s and that she and the player had a child together. He said the woman’s mother told police they had recently been arguing.
Authorities received a call Saturday morning from a woman who said her daughter had been shot multiple times at a residence about five miles away from the Arrowhead complex.
Arrowhead Stadium was on lockdown for a short time after the shooting.
Kansas City is scheduled to host the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. The league has informed the Panthers to travel as scheduled because the game is going on as scheduled...