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Friend: Chiefs LB, Slain Girlfriend 'Seemed Fine'

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A friend of the woman killed by Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher says the couple briefly lived apart last month.
    
But Brianne York said Sunday that Belcher and his girlfriend, Kasandra M. Perkins, had gotten back together by Thanksgiving.
    
She said they had argued about "normal couple issues" and Perkins had gone to visit her family in Texas and briefly stayed with her cousin, who is married to Chiefs player Jamaal Charles.
    
Recently, she said, the couple "seemed fine."
    
She thought there was a mistake when she learned that Belcher killed Perkins at the couple's home Saturday.
    
Police said Belcher then drove to Arrowhead Stadium, where he thanked his coach and fatally shot himself.
    
Belcher and Perkins had a 3-month-old daughter.
    
Police didn't release any additional information Sunday.

Previous Coverage:

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Police say Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Javon Belcher fatally shot his girlfriend early Saturday, then drove to Arrowhead Stadium and committed suicide in front of his coach and general manager.

Police spokesman Darin Snapp confirmed it was Belcher, a fourth-year player from West Babylon, N.Y., who played college ball at Maine. The woman's name has not yet been released.

Snapp said Belcher shot the woman at a Kansas City residence, then drove to the Chiefs facility. He thanked Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli and Romeo Crennel for all they had done for him, then shot himself.

The Chiefs say Sunday's home game against the Carolina Panthers will go on as scheduled.

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