Kansas City Chiefs’ Jovan Belcher fatally shot his girlfriend early Saturday morning before turning the gun on himself, according to theÂ Bleacher Report.
Initial reports state the 25-year-old linebacker shot his girlfriend at a localÂ residenceÂ and then traveled approximately five milesÂ to the Arrowhead practice facility to take his own life.
Police say two team officials tried to talk to Belcher before the shot went off around 8 a.m.
The Chiefs issued a statement shortly after that said, “We can confirm that there was an incident at Arrowhead earlier this morning. We are cooperating with authorities in their investigation.”
Â Kansas City is scheduled to host the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.