KC Chiefs Player Commits Suicide After Shooting

12:00 PM, Dec 1, 2012   |    comments
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Kansas City, MO -- A 25-year-old Kansas City Chiefs player shot his girlfriend early Saturday, then drove to Arrowhead Stadium and turned the gun on himself as two team officials were confronting him, police said.

A Chiefs team source told CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora that linebacker Jovan Belcher was involved in a shooting at the team's facility.

Kansas City police supervisor Andrea Khan would not release the name of the player involved and the condition of the two parties was not immediately known.

Police spokesman Darin Snapp said 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. Snapp said a call was then received from the Chiefs' practice facility.

Upon arriving, Snapp said that police witnessed a black male in a car with a handgun to his head talking to two Chiefs officials. That's when police heard a gunshot.

Arrowhead Stadium has been lockdown since about 8 a.m.

Snapp confirmed to CBSSports.com that Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli and head coach Romeo Crennel were outside the team facility at the time of the shooting.

The player thanked both men for all they had done for him and both the coach and GM told police they did not feel threatened in any way.

"We can confirm that there was an incident at Arrowhead earlier this morning," the Chiefs said in a statement. "We are cooperating with authorities in their investigation."

Kansas City is scheduled to host the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.

Panthers interim general manager said the league has told the team to travel to Kansas City as scheduled, according to the Charlotte Observer.

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