NFL linebacker Jovan Belcher died Saturday morning, NFL.com confirmed. The Kansas City Chiefs linebacker reportedly died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The Kansas City Star also reported that Belcher shot and killed his girlfriend before shooting himself, and that team personnel tried to stop Belcher from "committing additional actions of violence."
The Chiefs issued a statement which was released on the Star's website. It said: "We can confirm that there was an incident at Arrowhead earlier this morning. We are cooperating with authorities in their investigation."
Belcher was in his fourth season with the team.