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Husband and wife killed in overnight shooting in West Jordan

Posted at 7:36 AM, Apr 18, 2020

WEST JORDAN, Utah — Authorities have identified a husband and wife who were shot and killed early Saturday morning in their West Jordan home.

West Jordan Police were dispatched to a home near 3200 West and 6900 South just after 1:00 a.m. on Saturday, where they found Tony and Katherine Butterfield, ages 31 and 30, deceased.

Police say the victims' family has asked for privacy. They released a statement, shared by the police department:

The families of Tony and Katherine C. Butterfield are devastated by the sudden passing of their loved ones. Tony and Katherine were incredible Christ-like, kind, happy, and loving parents, children, siblings and friends. We mourn their loss, but are grateful for the sure knowledge we have that we will be with them again.

We hold no ill-will towards to the perpetrator(s) and pray for them and their families. We are grateful for the immediate and professional work of the West Jordan Police and other investigators, and are confident in their abilities to bring this case to resolution.

We ask for prayers for Tony and Katherine’s three sweet children, as well as for the many, many people who love Tony and Katherine. We are appreciative and overwhelmed with the outpouring of love and support we have received. Thank you.

Three children under the age of four were also in the home at the time, but were unharmed. We are told those children are now in the care of family members. The youngest was only six months old, according toa GoFundMe page created for the family's funeral services.

According to West Jordan Lt. Richard Bell, there is no immediate danger to the public based on the information they have.

Police also believe the suspect or suspects may have been injured in the altercation — possibly a stab wound — and are asking the public to contact them if someone they know has a suspicious wound possibly matching the description.