Jovan Belcher: NFL Player's Apparent Murder-Suicide

The Kansas City Chiefs took to the field a day after their linebacker's suicide.
2:48 | 12/03/12

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Turning to other tragic story over the weekend. Breaking new details in the nfl tragedy in kansas city. Chiefs linebacker jovan belcher fatally shooting his girlfriend and then taking his own life. Just 24 hours later, the team finding the strength to get back on the field. Abc's john schriffen is in kansas city with the latest on this story. John, good morning to you. Elizabeth, good morning, chiefs' head coach romeo crennel said he made the decision to play the game to help his players, quote, take their mind off their misery for a few hours. But this morning, police and friends try to figure out why belcher took his life so Abc news has learned he regularly visited gun ranges. Reporter: Abc news has learned that belcher not only owned guns but he and his girlfriend kasandra perkins used them recreationally. Knew before she was pregnant, she liked to go to the run range. Reporter: Police said belcher turned one of those guns on perkins, the child was spared. Police said the 25-year-old then drove to kansas city air rehead stadium. Thanked his coaches for believing in him and shot himself as they watched in horror. It's hard to believe you can go out and focus on football in the wake of such a devastating situation. Reporter: Overnight, a somber and at times, silent stadium. -- A moment of silence. Reporter: Players and fans mourned belcher and perkins. It's tough. I miss him, you know. He's a great guy, a great teammate. Reporter: Yet even after the team gathered after the game, questions swirled about what could set belcher off. If any person has issues or problems if they're not totally honest with you about their issues or problems then you cannot give them the correct help. Reporter: Belcher had no history of domestic violence and while playing football at the university of maine he joined the male athletes against violence initiative. Student athletes signed up. The couple reportedly argued in the hours before the shooting about a concert perkins attended friday night. Briana york knew them both. Their last time that they had their little fight, she left for a few days, but she didn't like move out. So she was never planning to just leave. Now, some are now questioning if belcher had undiagnosed head injuries, but the team has denied those rumors, george. John, thanks very much. We're turning to the high

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