Reports continue to leak out about former Kansas City Chiefs linebacker and UMaine alumnus Jovan Belcher’s last hours before he fatally shot his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins then drove to Arrowhead Stadium and shot himself in front of coaches and team officials.
On Tuesday, three days after the incident that took both Belcher’s and Perkin’s lives, the 911 call for help from Belcher’s mother, Cheryl Shepherd, was released to the public.
Heard in the background of the frantic phone call is the baby of Belcher and Perkins, Zoey, as Shepherd pleads with the dispatcher for an ambulance to arrive.
Some of the transcript reads as follows:
“Oh my God. Oh my God. Kasi, the baby is crying. … Please get an ambulance here!” Shepherd screamed to the 911 dispatcher.
“OK, we’re on the way. We’ve been on the way the whole time. How old is the patient?” the dispatcher asked Shepherd.
“Twenty-two,” Shepherd said.
“Is she still breathing?” the dispatcher asked.
“She is still breathing, but barely. Please hurry. I don’t know how many times he shot her. They had been arguing,” Shepherd said.
The majority of the recording is indecipherable due to the baby’s crying.
Late Friday night, the Kansas City Police Department released dash cam video from when two officers responded to reports of a man sleeping inside his vehicle for a couple of hours with his lights on and the vehicle running.
Officers approached Belcher’s Bentley, with the linebacker passed out inside of it, which was parked in the driveway of Brittni Glass’ house. Belcher described Glass as his girlfriend to the officers.
Some of the transcript between the officers and Belcher reads as follows:
Officer: “Sir, where are you headed tonight?”
Officer: “Upstairs in this building? OK, so you’re not going to be driving anywhere?
Officer: “Look dude. You live right here. You just need to go upstairs dude.”
Officer: “You live right here? You just need to go upstairs. OK? That’s going to be your best bet.”
Officer: “We’re trying to cut you a break here. Let’s just [static] roll up your stuff here. Actually, if you could step out brother, I will roll up the windows, OK.”
Belcher: “Yeah. Yeah.”
Officer: “Go ahead and step out brother, I’ll roll up your windows brother.”
Officer: “Do you know how to roll up windows on a Bentley?”
Officer: “I’m going to take a class real quick. It’s on YouTube.”
[Belcher stepped out of the car]
Officer: “How we doin’ tonight, man?”
Officer: “The only reason I’m asking you, man, is like you said … [indecipherable]
Officer: “The only reason I’m asking, man.”
Officer: “You got your keys?”
Officer: “You know you got a lot riding on it. You know you got a lot to lose right?”
The dialogue continues for another couple of minutes before Belcher was able to get inside the house. It’s not clear if Glass was the person who let him inside. According to the Kansas City Star, a resident who had been outside smoking a cigarette let Belcher in because “they knew him and knew it was OK to let him inside.”
Belcher asked members in the house to wake him at 6:30 a.m. so he wouldn’t be late for a 9:30 a.m. meeting. Belcher got up and drove to his house where his child, his mother and Perkins were. At around 7 a.m., Belcher’s mother heard Belcher yell, “You can’t talk to me like that!” followed by gunshots.