Police: NFL player commits suicide
The Chiefs' team facility Saturday morning, shortly after the shooting.
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.MORE>> Updated Dec 1, 2012 12:11 PM ET A player on the Kansas City Chiefs
shot and killed his girlfriend early Saturday before shooting and killing himself at the team facility, according to police.
The Kansas City Star, citing police, identified the player as 25-year-old linebacker Jovan Belcher
The suicide took place at Arrowhead Stadium, where the Chiefs play, and the player shot himself in front of a “couple of coaches,” according to police. The Kansas City Star said the player was 25 years old.
According to sources, the stadium was cordoned off as players started arriving and police told them one of their teammates had shot himself.
The Chiefs are scheduled to host the Carolina Panthers
on Sunday. According to the Charlotte Observer, the NFL has told the Carolina Panthers to fly to Kansas City as planned to play the game.
The Chiefs released a statement that read: “We can confirm that there was an incident at Arrowhead earlier this morning. We are cooperating with authorities in their investigation.”