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Kansas City Chiefs Jovan Belcher family issues statement

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Monday, Dec. 3, Jovan Belcher's family issues a statement. Early Saturday morning, Jovan Belcher fatally shot his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins then drove to the Kansas City Chiefs practice facility and turned the gun on himself. Belcher’s murder-suicide has rocked the Kansas City Chiefs and the families of Belcher and Perkins.

Early Saturday morning, Jovan Belcher fatally shot his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins then drove to the Kansas City Chiefs practice facility and turned the gun on himself. Belcher killed his girlfriend in their home Saturday while their newborn daughter was in the home. His family is still struggling to understand why he snapped.

Speaking with TMZ, Belcher’s family issued a statement regarding the deaths of Belcher and Perkins. “As a family, no words can express the sorrow we feel over the loss of Jovan and Kasandra. The impact that this inconceivable tragedy has had on our heart is immeasurable.”

“We are overwhelmed with both sadness and confusion. Jovan was our son, brother, uncle, cousin, nephew, grandson, and fried and we will miss him and Kasandra dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Perkins family as they mourn”

“We loved Jovan. His kindness, humility, respect and gratitude for family and friends were steadfast. The man we know and loved for 25 years embraced life and excelled at all he put his energy behind. Jovan was overjoyed when Kasandra gave birth to their daughter, Zoey.”

“He was happy to be a new father both he and Kasandra loved Zoey greatly. The immense outpouring of sympathy and support from Jovan’s friends, teammates, coaches, and fans have been a reflection of the impact he had on so many people.”

“Like them, we will cherish the wonderful memories we have of Jovan and we pray that those memories will bring us peace as we grapple to understand the unpredictable and tragic ending of his life and the life of Kasandra Perkins.”

“As we attempt to grieve in the aftermath of this tremendous loss we ask that you please respect our privacy in doing so. Only God can mend our hearts.”

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