Shooting leaves one dead on University of Utah campus
Nov 01 2017
A homicide case in Golden may be linked to the fatal shooting of an global student on the University of Utah campus Monday night.
Colorado law enforcement officials conducted a welfare check on a 63-year-old man after Utah police informed them that a vehicle connected to the Boutains was registered to the man, who was found in his recreational vehicle.
An alert was issued to students across campus that read, "Shots fired".
Police say Boutain's wife has been taken into custody at the Salt Lake City County Jail on unrelated charges until authorities from Golden, Colorado can get to Utah.
At least eight law enforcement agencies were on scene in Utah, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Campus services are open and counseling services are available, President David W. Pershing said in a statement. Investigators believe he'd been dead for a few days.
Suspect in U of U Homicide is Austin Boutain, 24.
The University of Utah campus is eerily quiet this Halloween day. University Police Chief Dale G. Brophy told reporters that a woman had shown up on campus and told officers that her husband had assaulted her and that he was at Red Butte Canyon.
Shortly after, Guo was killed in a carjacking, he said.
The SLCPD tweeted late Tuesday morning that the mountain search was complete and that Boutain had not been located.
Around 9 p.m. Monday, the university community was immediately instructed to shelter in place.
Pershing said the university has been in contact with the student's parents. SWAT teams searched the canyon area through Tuesday morning, with snipers watching to make sure Boutain, believed to be armed and unsafe, did not threaten officials.
University officials canceled Tuesday classes.
Utah Transit Authority said there will be limited light rail service and that buses won't service the campus for the rest of the night.