Chief’s player shoots girlfriend then self

The sports world was stunned to wake up to news of a sad and bizarre story out of Kansas this morning:

USA – Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher fatally shot his girlfriend and then committed suicide at the team’s practice facility Saturday morning, a person familiar with the details of the shooting told USA TODAY Sports on condition of anonymity because police have not yet made Belcher’s identity public.

Police spokesman Darin Snapp told USA TODAY that a Chiefs player killed his girlfriend earlier in the morning and then drove to Arrowhead Stadium where he shot himself in front of Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli and coach Romeo Crennel.

Blecher was only 25 years-old, his victim was only 22. If that isn’t sad enough, the couple is survived by their three month old daughter.