Police videos show Jovan Belcher hours before murder-suicide
Early last Saturday morning, Kansas City police found Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher asleep in his car hours before he fatally shot his girlfriend then drove to the team's facility and shot himself. Police released two videos, the first showing officers finding Belcher asleep in his parked Bentley at 3 a.m. outside an apartment complex.
|Last Saturday, Jovan Belcher drove to the Chiefs' facility and shot himself in the head shortly after killing his girlfriend. (AP)|
Early Saturday morning, Dec. 1, police found Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher asleep in his car hours before he fatally shot his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, then drove to the team's facility and shot himself.
Kansas City police have released two videos, the first showing officers finding Belcher asleep in his parked Bentley at 3 a.m. CT outside an apartment complex.
''We ask him, 'Why are you sleeping here?', and he says he's there to visit his girlfriend [not Perkins], but she's not home," police spokesman Darin Snapp told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
The officers described Belcher as cooperative. When they determined he didn't have any outstanding warrants, they allowed Belcher to make a phone call. A short time after that, a woman let him into the apartment building. Police didn't question the woman and didn't know her identity.
"[Belcher] was very cooperative and thanked the officers," Sapp said.
According to reports, Belcher drove home several hours later and argued with Perkins before shooting her multiple times. He then drove to the Chiefs' facility, where he spoke briefly with general manager Scott Pioli and coach Romeo Crennel, before shooting himself in the head.
The second video, which begins around 8 a.m. that same day, shows a patrol car racing to Arrowhead Stadium. Officers can be heard confirming there has been a shooting in connection with Belcher, and there was an armed suspect at the stadium.
"I've got a sighting from afar, it looks like they're in a negotiation ... I need a rifle ASAP," the officer says as he makes his way toward the stadium parking lot. "I'm at the south side. I'm at the main entrance, trying to sneak up on foot."
The video ends shortly after that.
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