If you can take your worst nightmare and then put somebody you know and love into that situation and give them a gun and stand 3 feet away from them and watch them kill themselves, that’s what it’s like. It’s unfathomable. It’s something that you would love to wash away from your mind, but you can’t do it. There’s nothing like it. There’s nothing like it. Think about your worst nightmare and multiply by five.
Kansas City Mayor Sly James • Speaking to the press regarding the horrible incident that occurred in his city this morning, in which Jovan Belcher, starting linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs, allegedly shot and killed his girlfriend (and mother of their infant child) before turning the gun on himself. His suicide occurred in a parking lot outside Arrowhead Stadium, where he arrived after his girlfriend’s shooting, and there were two very prominent witnesses — Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel, and general manager Scott Pioli, who Belcher reportedly thanked for their support before shooting himself. James, above, explained the emotional turmoil felt by Pioli, who he’s spoken to since the incident. Crennel has not yet spoken publicly. source
Chiefs player Jovan Belcher kills girlfriend, then himself
The Kansas City Star: “Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher this morning shot and killed his girlfriend before going to Arrowhead Stadium and fatally shooting himself as team personnel tried to stop him, police said.”