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Police video of Chiefs' Belcher released

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A Kansas City police video showing Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher a few hours before he fatally shot his girlfriend and then himself was released on Friday.

The footage was taken from a camera mounted on a police cruiser dashboard. It showed three officers speaking with Belcher while he sat in his car about 3:05 a.m. CT on Sunday morning.

Police had responded to a 911 call from someone who reported a suspicious person sleeping in a black Bentley outside a Kansas City apartment building.

In the video, Belcher told the officers he was going to visit a woman living in the building.

Belcher was not arrested nor cited, though it was reported by USA Today that he had been drinking.

"You know you've got a lot riding on this," an officer told Belcher. "You know you've got a lot to lose."

Belcher thanked the officers and told them, "I really appreciate it."

Police then gave Belcher permission to go into the apartment.

Five hours later, according to police, Belcher killed his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, at their home and then himself in the parking lot of the Chiefs' practice facility a short time later.
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