According to Newsday, Kansas City Chiefs’ linebacker Javon Belcher shot and killed his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins and then took his own life. Javon Belcher reportedly took his life in front of the teams head coach and general manager.
The Kansas City Star reported on its website, Kansascity.com, that police Capt. David Lindaman said Belcher and Perkins got into an argument about 7 a.m. at their home in the 5400 block of Crysler Avenue in Kansas City. About 7:50 a.m., Belcher shot his girlfriend multiple times, according to the website. Perkins was then taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
In a statement, Chiefs chairman and chief executive Clark Hunt said: “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. We sincerely appreciate the expressions of sympathy and support we have received from so many in the Kansas City and NFL communities, and ask for continued prayers for the loved ones of those impacted. We will continue to fully cooperate with the authorities and work to ensure that the appropriate counseling resources are available to all members of the organization.”
This is such a sad story….both families are dealing with tragedy!
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