Police name armed and dangerous suspect in fatal shooting near University of Utah
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.