A convicted sex offender being sought after a University of Utah student was gunned down on campus Monday night apparently shot himself to death in a nearby church, CBS Salt Lake City affiliate KUTV reports.
University of Utah Police Lt. Brian Wahlin told reporters the victim was a female student. The car was near the South Medical Tower, a residential structure.
The suspect was identified as Melvin Rowland.
Students were ordered to secure in place, the school tweeted. The order included the University of Utah Hospital. But then the all-clear was issued.
U of U ALERT: *** ALL CLEAR *** Melvin Rowland, the suspect in the fatal shooting on campus, has been located and is no longer a threat.https://t.co/sMi4tPwuZ7— University of Utah (@UUtah) October 23, 2018
The university later announced all classes would be canceled on Tuesday