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Update: Girlfriend killed by Chiefs linebacker identified


KANSAS CITU, MO. (WKOW) -- Police identified the girlfriend of a Kansas City Chiefs player killed in a murder-suicide as 22-year-old Kasandra M. Perkins.

Police spokesman Darin Snapp said linebacker Jovan Belcher fatally shot Perkins on Saturday.  He then went to Arrowhead Stadium and committed suicide in front of his coach and general manager.

Authorities did not release a possibly motive, however the police said Belcher and his girlfriend had been arguing recently.  They have a 3-month-old child.

Snapp said Belcher's mother recently moved in with the couple, possibly to help with the baby.  Belcher's mother called police just before 8 a.m. to report Perkins had been shot multiple times. 

Authorities said Perkins was transported to a hospital, where she died a short time later.


KANSAS CITY, MO. (WKOW) – Police said Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Javon Belcher fatally shot his girlfriend early Saturday and then committed suicide.

Police spokesman Darin Snapp confirmed the 25-year-old NFL player was Belcher, a fourth-year player from West Babylon, N.Y., who played college football in Maine.

Authorities have not released the name of the woman.

Snapp said Belcher shot the woman at a Kansas City residence, then he drove to Arrowhead Stadium where he shot himself after thanking Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli and Romeo Crennel


KANSAS CITY, MO. (WKOW) – Police say a 25-year-old Kansas City Chiefs player fatally shot his girlfriend early Saturday morning before committing suicide.

Police spokesman Darin Snapp said the player killed his girlfriend and then went to the team practice facility, Arrowhead Stadium, where he shot himself.  Snapp did not identify the victim or the player.

Police said the NFL player shot himself in front of two team officials.  Snapp said the player thanked Chiefs General Manager Scott Pioli and Romeo Crennel for all they had done for him, before turning the gun on himself.

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