Utah National Guardsman kills 2, self in Logan, police say

A Utah National Guardsman killed a 19-year-old female college student and a man visiting in her apartment before fatally shooting himself, police said.

Police said Jared Tolman had a past relationship with the woman, MacKenzie Madden. He apparently kicked in the door of her northeast Logan apartment early Monday morning and opened fire, killing her and Johnathan Sadler, 25, who was with her.

The two were shot multiple times with an assault rifle, Logan Police Lt. Rod Peterson told the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday.


Peterson then drove to a second apartment, apparently looking for another man who was involved with Madden, but the unit was empty. Tolman killed himself there, according to police.

Tolman, 23, had left a suicide note in his northern Utah home that said he was sorry and what he was going to do was selfish, Peterson told The Times.

Madden, 19, was a sociology major at Utah State University in Logan, according to a university spokesman. The city is about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City,
"It appeared that Mr. Tolman, the shooter, and these two men were all interested in having a relationship with MacKenzie," Peterson said.
Peterson said Tolman was an ex-boyfriend of Madden and that the other two men appeared to be involved with her.
"We believe that Mr. Tolman did not approve of that and was unhappy," Peterson said.

National Guard spokesman Steven Fairbourn said that Tolman had no reports of disciplinary problems or post-traumatic stress disorder since he joined the service in 2009.

"We're very interested in this investigation because we didn't see any warning signs," Fairbourn said.

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