Saturday, December 8, 2012

Video of cops waking Belcher in car before murder-suicide is released

Police released video Friday night that shows police officers finding Kansas City Chiefs linebacker  Jovan Belcher asleep in his car just hours before he killed his girlfriend and later shot himself at the team's facility, according to The Associated Press.

The video — recorded from a police dashboard camera —was among two recordings made available by police nearly a week after the murder-suicide.  The second video shows an officer responding to Arrowhead Stadium, where Belcher shot himself in front of team officials shortly after killing Kasandra Perkins, the mother of their young child, at their home on Dec. 1.

The first video shows a police cruiser pulling up behind Belcher's parked car and finding him asleep inside around 3 a.m. that day outside an apartment complex.

The officers talk to him, and he identifies himself as a Chiefs player. The cops comment about how nice his car is and ask each other what position he plays.

The police said he was cooperative during the investigation and Belcher explained he was there to visit a woman he described as his girlfriend but that she wasn't home.

The video shows a calm Belcher getting out of his car and thanking the police, saying he is going to go upstairs.

Police said a woman allowed Belcher to enter the building, though she wasn't identified.

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