Guardsman kills 2 in Logan rampage, then shoots himself, police say

Shooter was apparently jealous of 2 acquainted with ex-girlfriend

Published: Monday, July 14 2014 8:35 a.m. MDT

Madden and her sister made Christmas ornaments last winter for their mother, Powers recalled. Madden's sister lives in the same apartment complex and Powers believes she heard the shots that killed her sister. Powers said it was "hard to wrap my head around" the tragic incident.

Tolman and Madden apparently met while working at Wal-Mart in Logan. Powers believes that by the end of last school year she wanted to break off their relationship.

"She was talking about ending the relationship, but she never did as far as I know," Powers said. "She just wasn't into it, I think, wanted to be able to date other guys."

When asked whether Tolman was a controlling person, Powers said: "I think he kind of seemed controlling, in a way, and he did get a little jealous. He was always wanting to know where she was and what she was doing."

Tolman recently graduated from USU and was serving in the Utah Army National Guard. This was his initial enlistment. He was assigned to the 19th Special Forces Unit, General Support Battalion, said National Guard spokesman Lt. Col. Stephen Fairbourn. Tolman had duties of laundry and equipment handler at the time of his death. Tolman was in the process of getting out of the National Guard, he said, but the paperwork had not been completed.

The weapon used in the killings was a personal one that Tolman owned and not a government or military issued weapon, according to police.

"Our hearts go out to those affected," Fairbourn said.

The Utah Army National Guard will be cooperating with Logan authorities in their investigation, he said, and will also conduct its own internal investigation.

Sadler attended Logan High School and USU, according to his Facebook page. He was working at Todd Sadler Construction at the time of his death. Several friends left messages of remembrance on Sadler's Facebook wall on Monday.

"You were a great friend and the only thing i could think of when I heard the horrible news is how I will miss stayin up all night playin video games with you or partyin all night and being way too loud a 3 in the morning," wrote Jacob Shepherd. "The main thing I will never forget though is how big of a teddy bear you were and you would hug everybody. You will be missed big guy. R.I.P."

"Jonathan was a good guy and a good friend. My heart hurts for the family's loss. This is unimaginable ...," wrote Richard Jacques.

Contributing: McKenzie Romero

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