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Suspect in fatal shooting completed counseling, records show

A man accused of murder in a road rage-related shooting Thursday night completed impulse control counseling in January, court records show.

Jim Reed Davis, 62, was ordered to complete the counseling as part of a misdemeanor property destruction case, the records show. On Jan. 24, he proved to the court he had completed the requirement.

Nine months later, Las Vegas police accused Davis of shooting and killing Lloyd Ullyott after Ullyott reportedly drove slowly in a northwest valley gated community.

Ullyott, 68, was killed about 7:15 p.m. on the 9200 block of Swamp Rose Avenue, about a block from the house where his 95-year-old mother-in-law lives. He was going to visit and care for her.

An arrest report said Ullyott was slowly driving alone in his blue truck near the community entrance. Davis, who was driving behind him, honked his horn at Ullyott.

Davis told police Ullyott got out of his truck and pushed Davis’ front door closed, preventing him from leaving the car, according to the report. But Davis’ wife, who was in the car at the time of the shooting, told police her husband never tried to open the door.

During a police interview, his wife said Ullyott pulled over and “raised his arms and said something like, ‘Do you have a problem?” She said Davis shot Ullyott as he approached the window.

According to the report, when detectives asked Davis whether he had considered going around Ullyott or rolling up his window, “Davis said that now that he had a chance to think about it, that those would have been good ideas and he wished he had done one of those things.”

Karyn Ullyott insisted her husband of 47 years, who went by his middle name, Wayne, wasn’t confrontational, adding that he had a bad hip and couldn’t walk well. She said she had no idea what Wayne could have done to provoke a shooting.

She’s struggling to process his death.

“Wayne was the love of my life,” Karyn Ullyott said. “I don’t know what I would do without him.”

The couple met in Southern California at a party through her friends, she said.

“I thought he was the best-looking guy there,” she said.

They married one year and 10 months later, in 1970, she said. Wayne and Karyn lived by the beach — Wayne was a surfer at heart, she said — before moving to Las Vegas in 2004.

He preferred comedies and uplifting shows and avoided war movies or anything portraying violence.

Wayne Ullyott was rear-ended at a stop sign near Elkhorn and Bradley roads a few years ago, Karyn Ullyott said. The same truck he drove Thursday was thrown into the intersection. He was hurt, but he got out of the pickup to check on the other driver.

“Ever since that accident, he was very, very cautious about tailgaters,” she said. She said he often pulled over so others could drive around him.

Wayne and Karyn sold their Las Vegas home in February. They bought property in Pahrump and were remodeling a house, where they planned to live in retirement. He didn’t like country music, she said, but he learned to love the genre’s older songs while they worked on their future home.

His tools are still inside.

“I can’t do that without him now. That’s gone,” she said. “I can’t go out there.”

Contact Mike Shoro at mshoro@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-5290. Follow @mike_shoro on Twitter.

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