According to Kansas City police spokesman Darin Snapp, one person was killed and three people were taken into custody after an altercation Sunday night in the parking lot of Arrowhead Stadium after the Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos game.
“Talking to several witnesses that were out here in the parking lots, there was an individual who came back to his vehicle, saw someone inside the vehicle that did not belong. A struggle ensued between the two. That’s when the individual collapsed,” Snapp said.
“We don’t know if the person had a health condition, had a heart attack. We don’t know,” Snapp said. “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.”
The death came one year to the day after 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.
The number of crimes, particularly deaths, at sporting events are on the rise. Whether it’s someone falling from the stands or being stabbed after a game, I wonder are if people are taking their love for the game to heart and not thinking. Sporting events are just like anything else in life; drink with caution, pay attention to your surrounding and use common sense.
Your Jersey Girlfriend,