Jovan Belcher spent night out before murder-suicide

Belcher returned to his home in Kansas City he shared with Perkins, 22, and the couple's 3-month-old daughter, police have said. The couple got into an argument and at 7:50 a.m. police responded to a call from the house and found Perkins shot dead in the master bedroom.

Belcher's mother was at the house at the time of the shooting. After the shooting, Belcher kissed his wounded girlfriend on the forehead, kissed his daughter and apologized to his mother, according to the Kansas City Star, details that Snapp confirmed.

Belcher fled in his car to the practice facility, where he encountered Chiefs' General Manager Scott Pioli and other Chiefs' staff in the parking lot, police have said.

Belcher then stepped out of his car with a handgun pointed at his head and said, "I did it, I killed her," Snapp said.

Pioli tried to persuade Belcher to drop the weapon. Head coach Romeo Crennel arrived on the scene and also tried to talk Belcher out of hurting himself, police said.

"Guys, I have to do this," Belcher said, according to the Kansas City Star, citing multiple police sources. Belcher ducked behind his car, made the sign of the cross and fired a shot into his head, Snapp confirmed.

On Monday, Chiefs Coach Romeo Crennel said he tried to talk Belcher out of shooting himself outside the team's practice facility before the player committed suicide.

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