EMERGENCY UPDATES ON CAMPUS TRAGEDY

STATEMENT FROM CHENWEI GUO'S FAMILY

[Time Stamp: 5:30 p.m., Nov. 3, 2017] Click here to see a statement from ChenWei Guo's family.

A MESSAGE OF GRATITUDE FROM PRESIDENT PERSHING

[Time Stamp: 4:45 p.m., Oct. 31, 2017] Click here to see President Pershing's message to campus on tragic death of U student ChenWei Guo.

CLASSES TO RESUME

[Time Stamp: 3:28 p.m., Oct. 31, 2017] Classes resume tomorrow (Nov. 1, 2017). Our thoughts continue to be with ChenWei's family and friends.  

ARREST STATEMENT FROM CHIEF BROPHY AND 2 P.M. PRESS CONFERENCE

[Time Stamp: 2:30 p.m., Oct. 31, 2017] University Department of Public Safety Chief Dale Brophy and Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown provided an update on the arrest of Austin Boutain, the suspect wanted in connection with a fatal shooting on campus the evening of Oct. 30.

Click here to see a statement from Chief Dale Brophy and view the full press conference below.

SUSPECT APPREHENDED

[Time Stamp: 1 p.m., Oct. 31, 2017] Austin Boutain, the suspect wanted in connection with a fatal shooting on campus Monday evening, has been apprehended. He is now in custody.

GATHERING OF SUPPORT BEING HELD AT 5:30 P.M. AT THE UNION BALLROOM

[Time Stamp: 11:45 a.m., Oct. 31, 2017] There will be a gathering of support for students who have been affected by this tragic event at 5:30 p.m. at the Union Ballroom today, Oct. 31, 2017.

10 A.M. PRESS CONFERENCE

[Time Stamp: 10:30 a.m., Oct. 31, 2017] University President David W. Pershing, University Police Chief Dale Brophy, Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown and Dean of Students Lori McDonald provided an update on the Oct. 30 shooting.

View the full press conference below.

[Time Stamp: 4:10 A.M., October 31] Click here to read the letter President David W. Pershing sent regarding the tragic event on campus.

[Time Stamp: 2:55 A.M., October 31] Secure-in-place has been lifted for all of campus, including hospitals. While the suspect has not been detained, police have determined there is no imminent threat to the safety of those on campus. Officers will hold a perimeter through the night and continue searches throughout Red Butte Canyon and surrounding area during the day. Classes for today (Oct. 31, 2017) have been cancelled. Campus services and facilities will remain open. Further updates via email. 

[Time Stamp: 1:05 A.M., October 31] Many people are asking how classes may be impacted in the morning. At this time the situation is still evolving and we anticipate having more information about campus impacts within the next few hours. We will post that information here as soon as it becomes available.

[Time Stamp: 12:50  A.M., October 31] Secure-in-place lifted WEST of Mario Capecchi Dr ONLY. Students needing temporary shelter proceed to Marriott Library Plaza Entrance.

[Time Stamp: 11:49 P.M., October 30] Suspect has been identified as Austin J Boutain, a 24-year-old male with brown eyes and brown hair. He has more tattoos than are seen in these pictures. He has a teardrop tattoo under one eye and a cross tattoo under the other as well as neck and arm tattoos. He is armed and dangerous. If you have any information about this person or his whereabouts, contact police at 801-585-2677 or 911.

[Time Stamp: 10:04 P.M., October 30] CAMPUS ALERT: Suspect male, white adult. Black clothing, beanie with cross, tear-drop tattoo on face. Possible forest green pick-up CO plate.


[Time Stamp: 9:05 P.M., October 30] FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH EMERGENCY ALERT NOTIFICATION SYSTEM:

CAMPUS ALERT: Shots fired, Red Butte Canyon. Shelter in place.

MORE INFORMATION TO COME.