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After long custody battle, man shoots ex, kills himself, leaves son with no parents

After long custody battle, man shoots ex, kills himself, leaves son with no parents (Photo: KUTV)

(KUTV) Court records show 36-year-old Jill Lloyd and her ex-boyfriend, 33-year-old Andrew J. Larsen, were embroiled in a 10-year custody battle when he shot and killed her at a West Jordan intersection while she sat in her car Wednesday morning.

Hours later, police in Tooele County found Larsen's body after he shot himself.

Amy Horsley, friend and neighbor of Lloyd, said recently, Lloyd had said she was renewing her efforts to gain custody of her son after her ex did not allow her a visit on Mother's Day -- Larsen had custody of their 11-year-old son.

"I know she was upset," said Horsley who had just written a letter for the court on behalf of her friend.

Court records show a decade's worth of hearings and legal battles over custody.

In 2008, Lloyd represented herself in petitioning the court for a protective order against her ex boyfriend but the judge denied the protective order saying she didn't meet her burden of proof.

Early Wednesday morning, a witness told 2 News he saw a man shoot a woman with a shotgun while she sat in her car.

Police said Lloyd was shot at the intersection of 7800 South and 2800 West.

After she was shot, her car crashed into the fence of a business where she used to work.

Nate Hind, Manager with Utah RV Rentals said he worked with Lloyd for two years.

Horsley said the night before Lloyd was killed, her son was dropped off for a visit. She saw them playing outside.

The boy rode his bike, while his mother cheered him on. They both looked happy.

"He's without both parents now. It's just heartbreaking," she said.

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