The Arrowhead homicide under investigation by the police has resulted in three people having been taken into custody for questioning. Eyewitnesses report that a 20-year-old man was found lying unconscious in the parking lot of Arrowhead Stadium where the Kansas City Chiefs were inside playing the Denver Broncos. According to Kansas City police spokesman Darin Snapp, the incident is being treated as a homicide, reported Fox News on Dec. 1, 2013.
According to eyewitness statements, during Sunday’s game, which began at 3:25 p.m., a man returned to his Jeep in the Arrowhead Stadium parking lot around 5 p.m. When he found another man inside his vehicle who did not belong there, a struggle ensued between the two men.
During the struggle in the Arrowhead Stadium parking lot, the 20-year-old man collapsed. When paramedics arrived at the scene at 5:20 p.m., they administered first aid and the man was transported to the hospital where he died.
According to Kansas City police spokesman Darin Snapp, the man who returned to his vehicle in the Arrowhead Stadium had his son with him and that it was the boy who called for help when the struggle between his father and the stranger in the vehicle began.
"We don't know if the person had a health condition, had a heart attack. We don't know," said Darin Snapp. "We're going to investigate this as a homicide until we hear differently. Right now it's a suspicious death but we are going to investigate it as a homicide."
In regard to the three people that were taken into custody, Darin Snapp commented that everyone was very cooperative and that at this point “they're persons of interest.” Darin Snapp also stated that “until we find out exactly how this person passed away, we're going to investigate it as a homicide. They're not suspects right now until we find out exactly what happened."
Sunday’s Arrowhead Stadium homicide investigation comes exactly one year to the day that Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, on Dec. 1, 2012, at a home not far from the stadium. “Belcher then drove to the team's practice facility and committed suicide in front of then-coach Romeo Crennel and general manager Scott Pioli.”
Just three months prior to that, in September of 2012, a gunman attacked a Kansas City Royals employee in the Arrowhead Stadium parking lot. The September 2012 homicide at Arrowhead Stadium involved a gunman who shot an employee once in the abdomen and then returned to his vehicle and committed suicide.