NFL Player killed in murder-suicide

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Kansas City Chiefs' linebacker, Jovan Belcher, killed his girlfriend and shot himself in the head early Saturday, according to the Star Tribune.

Police received a call from a woman claiming that her daughter had been shot in her home, according to the Star Tribune. The call came from Belcher's mother, who referred to her son's 22-year-old girlfriend Kasandra M. Perkins as her daughter.

Kansas City police spokesman Darin Snapp said the woman had moved in with the couple to help with their 3-month-old daughter, who was with a family member at the time of the shooting, according to the Star Tribune.

Belcher then left the scene and went to the Chiefs headquarter, according to the Star Tribune. There, he thanked general manager Scot Pioli and head coach Romeo Crennel for everything they had done for him and he shoot himself in the head, according to the Star Tribune.

Kansas City Mayor Sly James, talked with Pioli after the shootings.

"I can tell you that you have absolutely no idea what it's like to see someone kill themselves," James said in a interview with the Star Tribune.

Belcher was one of many NFL players to commit suicide over the years, according to the Star Tribune.

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