Arrowhead homicide, that’s what a murder is being called that occurred this Sunday in Kansas City’s Arrowhead Stadium. The stunning homicide left one man dead, and is raising questions about a potential fall in domestic security not in the stadiums themselves, but in the parking lots, the CS Monitor reports this Monday, Dec. 2, 2013.
The Arrowhead homicide is believed to have taken place following the Chiefs’ recent weekend football game. Although some details on the murder have not been revealed to the public yet, experts have confirmed that the killing is bringing to light a fall, or even a lack, of domestic security being set in parking lots outside of major sports and event venues.
While major sports locales and other site owners often focus their law enforcement resources on giving fans and guests security within the venue itself (as in the Arrowhead Stadium) as a more carefully controlled setting, the parking lots can be dangerous, too. The parking lot was indeed the site of the Arrowhead homicide, leading to the public speculation.
“They continue to ignore the parking lot, which then can become a no man’s land when it come to safety and security. We see this constantly,” says Paul Wertheimer, founder of Crowd Management Strategies, based in Los Angeles.
According to Kansas City police, there have been three individuals, all men, who are currently under official custody following a violent incident surrounding what is believed to have been a vehicle break-in that became deadly out in the Arrowhead Stadium parking lot. An exact cause to the man's death has not been determined. The stunning incident is being viewed at this time as murder, though whether it was accidental or not remains unknown. However, Chiefs’ fans — or any fan-related interference — is not thought to be a contributing factor in the homicide.
The police chief, Darryl Forte, took to Twitter to say:
“The incident did not involve any fan rivalry.”
Again, the man’s death — his identity has yet to be revealed, though it is known the victim was a father — is being treated as a murder case.