Kansas City Chiefs Linebacker Shoots and Kills Girlfriend, then Self

Jovan Belcher with his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins and their newborn baby in happier times.

Two families were left in misery this weekend after a shocking murder/suicide rocked the NFL.

According to the Daily Mail, Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, 25, got into an argument with his girlfriend 22-year-old Kasandra Perkins, over her late return from a Trey Songz concert.  He shot and killed her and went to his team’s stadium and thanked his coach and general manager for all they had done for him then shot himself in the head in front of them in the parking lot.

The couple just had a baby three months ago on September 11.  The two were known to “quarrel” frequently, but family said they seemed quite loving to one another recently.

Belcher’s agent Joe Linta told ESPN’s Adam Schefter: ‘I’m in shock. So out of character. He was the last person in the world you would expect to do this….Jovan was a happy, proud father, with pictures of his baby on his Facebook page,’ Linta told SI.com‘s Peter King in a phone call on Saturday afternoon. ‘This is shocking. Something went crazy wrong, and we’ll probably never know what it is. Never until four hours ago did I think Jovan was anything but a model citizen,’ Linta told King.

RIP Jovan Belcher and Kasandra Perkins.

Read more on this tragic incident here.

-J.C. Brooks

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