Belcher Update: Family Speaks, 911 Call Released

By: AP (Posted by JB Bauersfeld)
By: AP (Posted by JB Bauersfeld)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ The family of the woman shot and killed by Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher this weekend says they are broken-hearted.

Police say Belcher shot and killed his 22-year-old girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, at their Kansas City home Saturday before driving to Arrowhead Stadium, where Belcher committed suicide in the practice facility's parking lot.

Audio from the 9-1-1 call to police was released Monday. Click the video clip above to hear

The Perkins family issued an emailed statement Monday saying they've appreciated the ``outpouring of love and support'' and asked for privacy ``during this difficult time.'' The family also asked that people keep the Belcher family in their prayers.

Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles and his wife, Whitney, released a separate statement Monday, confirming that Perkins and Whitney Charles are cousins.

Their statement said Perkins ``was not only family, but a friend and a loving mother.''

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