SALT LAKE CITY — The Latest on the fatal shooting near the University of Utah (all times local):
Police say one person is dead after a carjacking turned fatal near the University of Utah campus Monday night.
University of Utah Police Chief Dale Brophy says an injured woman came to the campus and reported that her husband had assaulted her while they were camping in Red Butte Canyon just east of the school.
Brophy says the woman’s husband is 24-year-old Austin Boutain. Police are still searching for Boutain, who is suspected of fatally shooting a person during a carjacking at the mouth of the canyon.
Authorities didn’t immediately release the victim’s gender or other details.
The Deseret News reports the university sent an alert at 9 p.m. to students and staff to shelter in place. The lockdown ended six hours later.
The University of Utah cancelled Tuesday classes.
Police say one person is dead after a shooting near the University of Utah campus Monday night.
The Deseret News reports that the university sent an alert at 9 p.m. to students and staff to shelter in place. People on campus remained on lockdown hours later.
Salt Lake City police posted on Twitter officers are searching nearby Red Butte Canyon for 24-year-old Austin Boutain, who is suspected in the shooting. He is considered armed and dangerous.
At least eight law enforcement agencies are on scene, including the FBI. A helicopter was assisting the search.
Salt Lake City Police Sgt. Brandon Shearer said officers weren’t immediately releasing the victim’s gender or other details.
Utah Transit Authority says there will be limited light rail service and that buses won’t service the campus for the reminder of the night.