Suspect arrested in carjacking that killed Chinese student in Utah

Leigh Mccormick
November 2, 2017

Classes are canceled at the University of Utah today after an overnight shooting left one student dead.

Police have identified Austin Jeffrey Boutain, 24, as a person of interest in both the campus shooting and Ingle's homicide.

The Salt Lake City Police Department confirmed they received reports of a man with a gunshot wound to the head.

Friends say the 23-year-old smiled easily, loved to dance and could be found trekking canyons around Salt Lake City, like the one where his body was found Monday night. People on the campus remained on lockdown hours later.

The documents also say Boutain acknowledged taking three guns from a home in Colorado.

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Around 11 a.m., Salt Lake City police tweeted that the "mountain search for Austin Boutain has been completed" and that the suspect was "still outstanding".

Boutain and his wife were wanted for questioning with the killing of a 63-year-old Golden, Colorado man whose truck is missing but which authorities say Boutain may have driven to Utah.

The first alert was circulated at 9 p.m. last night, with a shelter-in-place order. An extensive search of upper campus and the hills above Red Butte Canyon is still on going. The university identified the victim as ChenWei Guo, an worldwide student from China.

Rachel Tam of Pleasant Grove, Utah, said Tuesday that Guo was a member of the Mormon church and served as a missionary in Provo.

ChenWei Guo, 23, came to the United States in 2012 and was studying computer science and entrepreneurship at the University of Utah, according to his school profile.

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