Molly Lillard, daughter of Al Toon, died in suspected murder-suicide

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Molly Lillard, the daughter of the great Al Toon of the New York Jets, was fatally shot Sunday at her Arizona home in an apparent murder-suicide, according to a report.

Police believe Lillard’s husband Royce Lillard III, 36, shot him before turning the gun on him at their Scottsdale home.

The couple’s 8-month-old child was there at the time and was not injured, police said.

Molly Toon (center) in a volleyball game for the University of Michigan on November 30, 2012.
Molly Toon (center) in a volleyball game for the University of Michigan on November 30, 2012.
Photo AP / Timothy D. Easley

Royce Lillard is suspected of having killed his wife before 5 p.m. When the police arrived, he barricaded himself inside the house.

A SWAT team entered the house around 10:45 p.m., finding him dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.

The couple’s child is taken care of by the family.

Molly Lillard was an outstanding volleyball player, both at her high school in Wisconsin and later at the University of Michigan, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

His father, Toon, set football records at the University of Wisconsin before being drafted by the Jets.

The wide receiver has made it to the Pro Bowl three times in eight years.

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