Family and friends of 25-year-old Kansas City Chiefs player, Jovan Belcher, are left with many questions this morning. Police spokesman Darin Snapp confirmed that the linebacker fatally shot his 22-year-old girlfriend, Kasandra M. Perkins, on Saturday December 1st. Javon then drove to Arrowhead Stadium to thank his coach and general manager for everything that they had done for him. Then committed suicide in front of them.
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Police have not released any motives for the murder-suicide but say that Belcher and his girlfriend had been arguing recently. Kasandra and Jovan just welcomed a 3-month-old child. Jovan’s mother had just moved in with the couple to help with their newborn. His mother reported to the police around 8 a.m. that Kasandra had been shot multiple times. She was transported to a hospital and died a short time later.
Many of the Jovan’s former teammates took to Twitter to express their sorrow and asked for prayer and support:
This just doesn’t seem real…praying for 59 and his family
— David Mims (@D_Mims70) December 1, 2012
I am devastated by this mornings events. I want to send my thoughts and prayers out to everyone effected by this tragedy.
— Tamba Hali (@TambaHali91) December 1, 2012
Sad day…prayers up!
— Donald Washington (@DWashIII) December 1, 2012
Praying for all my Kc family right now. — Shane Bannon (@Shanej37) December 1, 2012
Before Jovan killed himself he called me (agent) saying, “Please make sure my beautiful daughter lives the best life possible. I love her.”
— Jovan Belcher (@Jovan_Belcher) December 1, 2012
UPDATE: According to the Kansas City Star, the couple “argued in the early morning hours after the woman was out late attending Friday’s Trey Songz concert.”
We never know what deep emotionally baggage is buried within our loved ones. Our prayers go out to the family and friends of both Jovan Belcher and Kasandra Perkins.
SOURCE / CBS Sports
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Celebs Tweet Their Thoughts About #JusticeForSandraBland
1. Jesse Williams
#SandraBland's treatment while attempting to travel freely on HER public roadways has been acknowledged as unlawful. She is already dead.
2. Taraji P. Henson
"SAY HER NAME #SandraBland"
3. Ava DuVernay
"'Why are you arresting me?' Because you know your rights. Because I can. Because no one'll believe you. #SandraBland"
4. Kim Kardashian
#WhatHappenedToSandraBland We need answers!!!! This is NOT ok! This is all shady! They need to own up to this & tell the truth!
5. Jussie Smollet
"A loss 4 words. #SandraBlandMatters #BlackLivesMatter 👈🏿tell me this should change once the nation shows that we do. "
6. Snoop Dogg
🙏🌹. Sandra. Rip. 🌹🌹
7. K. Michelle
R.I.P to this queen. This could've been any of us. My prayers go out to her family. #sandrabland https://instagram.com/p/5fvlO_AhCf/
8. Gabrielle Union
SAY HER NAME!!! #SandraBland #SandraBland #SandraBland #SayHerName
"We must get to the cause of #sandrabland death because this CANNOT happen again #deathorfreedom"
10. David Banner
"When will we fight back. A man's duty on earth is to protect women and children. Where are the gangsters? Preachers? We need you. Please."
11. Nicki Minaj
"Rest In Peace #SandraBland"
12. Talib Kweli
"We the people ask @LorettaLynch to investigate #SandraBland #KimberleeRandleKing RETWEET "
Signs. Signs. Signs all around us. The Message is Here. #SandraBland
14. Missy Elliot
"When I look at the #SandraBland traffic video it brings so many emotions😳😢😡😡😤!"
15. Jessie J
"God bless your soul Sandra | #sandrabland | Change needs to come |Justice needs to be served | Heart… https://instagram.com/p/5fV79mQ0aw/ "
16. Jackee Harry
"It's time y'all, it's time.." #SandraBland #BlackLivesMatter
"In memory of #SandraBland these things don't make no kinda sense "
18. Holly Robinson Peete
I really don't look forward to having ANOTHER difficult conversation w my kids tonight...but here we go again😧💔 #SandraBland #SayHerName 😢
19. Jeffrey White
Sadly, doesn't matter by whose hand she died. Unjustified arrested set the outcome in motion. The state murdered her. #JusticeForSandraBland
Sandra could have been your mother, sister, aunt, friend or if she wasn't killed the community outreach advisor A&M. #SandraBland
21. Joan Smalls
"My heart is broken. Sending my deepest condolence to her family and friends. May you find Strength, Peace and Justice. When will this stop? #EqualityForAll #RIP #Why #SayHerName
22. Gladys Knight
Sandra Bland.... #SayHerName #SandraBland
23. Cara Delevigne
Things need to change NOW #SANDRABLAND #Justice #Equality
24. Meek Mill
"Rip to that young lady that lost her life about a traffic stop! 🙏 ima make sure I pray for her and her family! 🙏😄😄😄"