Colorado Man Shoots Employer After The Incorrect Middle Initial On Paycheck Prevented Him From Being Able To Cash It

 Colorado Man Shoots Employer After The Incorrect Middle Initial On Paycheck Prevented Him From Being Able To Cash It

After starting his job with American Eagle Protection Services, in Aurora, Colorado, Lloyd Love Jr. received his first paycheck. When he went to a bank, he was told that he was unable to cash it due to his employer listing an incorrect middle initial. Instead of Lloyd C. Love, it said Lloyd K. Love.

When the 35-year-old confronted his boss, Patricia Johnson, she refused to give him a new paycheck until she could account for the incorrect one she had issued. Love explained that he couldn’t give it to her, due to him ripping it up out of frustration, but Johnson was still reluctant. Patricia’s husband and co-owner of the company, Marvin Johnson, tried to intervene and deescalate the situation, but his attempts were futile. As he turned his head to his wife to suggest she should rewrite the check, Love shot Marvin in the face, as reported by NBC 11 News.

Love immediately fled the scene on foot and called his long term girlfriend to pick him up. All he told her was that he “just did something stupid” but refused to tell her what had happened. She later told police that his explanation was limited to “the less you know the better.” Minutes after he got into her vehicle, an Aurora SWAT team pulled Lloyd and his girlfriend over, and he was arrested.

In an interview with authorities, Love’s girlfriend claims that Love had been experiencing schizophrenic episodes. He had previously been diagnosed as bipolar and schizophrenic, but she had never seen Love take medication for the disorders because he didn’t like the way they made him feel.

“Lloyd was hearing voices, believing that people were in his head, knowing what he is doing, and controlling him.”

According to detectives, the voices in Love’s head told him that his girlfriend had been having sexual relations with Marvin Johnson, and that he was devastated about what he had done. He reportedly told them, “I should have just killed myself.”

Lloyd Love Jr. has been charged with first-degree murder. Monday morning, Love refused to appear in court, but that he was rescheduled for this Thursday.

Breanna Torres

Breanna Torres is a freelance writer who has been writing for Onsite since June of 2022. Born in Houston, Texas, she currently resides in the DMV with her husband and 5-year-old son.

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