REPORT: Ex-Jets WR Al Toon’s Daughter Killed In Apparent Murder-Suicide While 8-Month-Old Child In Home
The daughter of former New York Jets star Al Toon tragically lost her life in an apparent murder-suicide in Arizona, authorities said.
28-year-old Molly Lillard was identified as the victim of a shooting in Scottsdale, and her husband, Royce Lillard III, was identified as the gunman who was later found dead due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the Arizona Republic.
Police said the couple’s 8-month-old child was present during the shooting but not injured.
“I coached her prior to high school in a club season and then four years in high school,” Lillard’s former high school coach Franco Marcos told the Wisconsin State Journal on Monday. “Knowing the family and Al, it’s really hard to hear a story like that. … It’s sad. I really don’t know what to say. It’s such a tragic loss and the way it happened.”
Molly Lillard was a Wisconsin high school volleyball standout before playing at Michigan, earning two all-conference selections and leading her team to the state playoffs twice.
Toon was the No. 10 pick of the Jets in the 1985 draft. He would go on to play eight seasons with the team, recording 517 catches for 6,605 yards and 31 touchdowns.