Tuesday, December 4, 2012
More Details Emerge From Jovan Belcher Murder-Suicide
In the parking lot outside the Chiefs stadium, Belcher ran into GM Scott Pioli. Belcher apparently stepped out of his car with his gun already pointed to his head, immediately telling Pioli what he had done. Belcher thanked Pioli for what he had done for him, and then asked Pioli and to take care of his daughter.
Later, head coach Romeo Crennel and linebacker coach Gary Gibbs approached Belcher, and joined Pioli in trying to convince Belcher to put his weapon down. When Belcher heard the sirens of the police cars approaching, he knelt down beside a vehicle, made the sign of the cross, and fired his gun.
The Chiefs organization had already been made aware of the problems between Belcher and Perkins, and had been providing counseling and other assistance to the couple to try and help them sort out their problems.
Police are not sure if alcohol played a factor or not in the shooting, as toxicology tests are currently being performed on both Perkins and Belcher. It now appears that Belcher shot Perkins in the heat of an intense argument between the couple, and then ended his life when he realized the ramifications of what he had done.
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