Jovan Belcher pledged not to be violent toward women years before he killed his girlfriend

Jovan Belcher and Kasandra Perkins

Family members and friends of former Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher say debilitating head injuries may have lead to the murder-suicide of Belcher and his girlfriend.

Police say Belcher, 25, unloaded his weapon 9 times into Kasandra Perkins, killing the mother of his infant daughter in their Kansas City home early Saturday.

He then drove about 5 miles to the team’s Arrowhead practice facility, where he turned a different gun on himself in front of his shocked coach and general manager.

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NFL Player, Jovan Belcher, Kills Girlfriend, Self

NFL Player Jovan Belcher Kills Girlfriend

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, 25, reportedly shot and killed his girlfriend during an argument in the early morning hours on Saturday. He then drove to the nearby Arrowhead team practice facility where he turned the gun on himself in front of his shocked coach and general manager.

Police say Belcher shot and killed Kasandra Perkins, the mother of his infant daughter, early Saturday.

Authorities did not release a motive for the murder-suicide, though there are reports that Belcher and Perkins argued after she returned home from attending a Trey Songz concert.

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