West Jordan shooting suspect found dead, victim identified

Posted at 9:33 AM, Jun 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-28 23:39:26-04

WEST JORDAN, Utah - The suspect accused of fatally shooting a woman in West Jordan has been found dead in Tooele County.

West Jordan officers said 33-year-old Andrew Larson is accused of shooting and killing 36-year-old Jill Lloyd Wednesday morning.

Officials said Larson and Lloyd got into a fight near 7800 South and 2700 West at about 9 a.m.

Police confirm the pair were previously involved in a relationship, and court documents indicate Larson is the father of Lloyd's 11-year-old son.

A witness told Fox 13's Scott McKane a man with a "big gun" got out of his vehicle, walked up and fired at least three times at very close range into the woman's vehicle.

Authorities said Lloyd traveled a short distance before crashing into a tree, where she was pronounced dead. The violent altercation happened between two busy convenience stores that were filled with customers.

Later Wednesday, police in Tooele County were notified the suspect may be in their area. Police located the suspect's truck on a hill near the Skull Valley area.

"The approach is what took a while to plan, and then upon moving in on the vehicle: his body was located," said Sheriff Paul Wimmer.

Larson was found to be deceased from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Loved ones have created a GoFundMe page to raise funds to assist Lloyd's family with funeral expenses.