US man, 35, accused of shooting dead boss in a car park over typo in pay cheque

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A man in the US allegedly shot and killed his former boss after spotting a typo in his pay cheque. Lloyd Clifford Love, 35, has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder after police said he shot and killed his former employer, Marvin Johnson, 52. 

The alleged incident happened in the car park outside Mr Johnson’s firm, American Eagle Protective Services. Police and paramedics tried to save him but he was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The incident happened at around 7pm on October 20 in Aurora, Colorado, according to the Aurora Police Department. 

Officers were initially called out to a report of trespass in the 16800 block of Centretech Parkway but, while en route, the call was upgraded to a report of shooting elsewhere on the property. 

Police set up a perimeter in an effort to find the suspect, who had left the scene before they arrived.

Aurora SWAT and the Denver Police helicopter were involved in the search.

Mr Love was found travelling as a passenger in a car and arrested, police said.

In an affidavit obtained by KDVR, investigators said that Mr Love shot his former boss because he was upset over a typo in his pay cheque.

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He received his first pay cheque earlier that day but was unable to cash it in as it said Lloyd K Love instead of Lloyd C Love, the affidavit said.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found that Mr Johnson had gunshot wounds to his face and body.

Officers allegedly found around 380 shell casings from shots fired.

Mr Love, who had only worked at the company for a few days, allegedly told police he was not allowed to be armed because of previous felony convictions, but “found” the gun he used to shoot his boss. 

He refused to appear in court on Monday.

Prosecutors told his family he refused to leave his jail cell, and they seemed “visibly frustrated”, KDVR reported. 

Mr Love was taken to the Arapahoe County Jail, where online records indicate he is being held without bond.

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