Inside linebacker Jovan Belcher #59 of the Kansas City Chiefs watches from the sidelines during his final game against the Denver Broncos at Arrowhead Stadium on November 25, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri.(Photo: Jamie Squire, Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY -- Jovan Belcher legally owned the handgun police say he
used to fatally shoot his girlfriend and himself on Saturday.
City Police spokesman Darin Spann said he believes Belcher used the
same gun in both shootings, which happened within about 20 minutes of
each other Saturday morning.
fired multiple shots, though police are not saying how many, at
Kasandra Perkins after an argument at their home in southeast Kansas
City. Belcher then made a 10-minute drive in his black Bentley to the
Kansas City Chiefs practice facility, where he fired one fatal shot to
his head after talking to Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli, head coach
Romeo Crennel and an assistant coach in the parking lot, police said.
Spann said Belcher had legally purchased the handgun he used on Saturday.
"We know he owned more than one gun. He wasn't a collector, but he had several," Spann said.
City police will be completing their investigation and turning over
their reports to the Jackson County District Attorney's office in coming
Meanwhile, the bodies of Perkins and Belcher are at the
county medical examiner's office. The bodies will be released to the
families when autopsies are completed. Full autopsy results are not
expected to be available for more than a month while toxicology and
other tests are completed.