Police questioned three people but no arrests have been made in
the Sunday evening death that happened as the Kansas City Chiefs
played the Denver Broncos inside the stadium, said Kansas City
police spokesman Darin Snapp. The cause of death was not immediately
made public. Snapp said the man was in his 20s, but did not release
"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 owner of the car returned with his son and found the man who
"did not belong" inside the vehicle, Snapp said. The two men
scuffled, the man collapsed and the son ran for help, he said. When
the paramedics arrived, the man was unconscious on the ground. The
paramedics administered first aid and the man was taken to a
hospital where he was declared dead, Snapp said.
It was not clear if the men knew each other, nor if the owner of the
car had been watching the football inside the stadium or was
tailgating with other fans in the parking lot as the game took
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Chiefs spokesman Ted Crews said the team was
aware of the incident but could not comment further because of
the police investigation.
Police were talking to several witnesses, and three people were
taken to the Kansas City Police Department's headquarters to be
questioned. Snapp said they are not considered suspects in the
"Right now they're persons of interest," he said.
The death came one year to the day after Chiefs linebacker Jovan
Belcher shot and 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 fatally shot himself
in front of then-coach Romeo Crennel and general manager Scott
In September 2012, a gunman attacked a Kansas City Royals
employee in the same parking lot, which services Kauffman
Stadium as well. The gunman shot the employee once in the
abdomen and then returned to his vehicle and committed suicide.
Press; DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer]
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Geoffrey Calvert contributed to this report.
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