Police identify victim, suspect in Orem shooting, shelter in place lifted.

Feb 28, 2019, 11:06 PM | Updated: Mar 1, 2019, 7:24 pm

The 19-year-old wanted in connection with a shooting Thursday night near Utah Valley University.

OREM, Utah — Orem Police has identified the victim in Thursday night’s shooting.

Police say 19-year-old Elbert Paule shot and killed Dominique Barnette, 26, at about 8:30 p.m. Thursday night near the Parkway Lofts at 1225 W. 1000 South, just south of the FrontRunner station.

Orem Police and several other police agencies lifted a shelter in place early Friday morning as they continue searching for a suspect in connection with a shooting at the nearby Utah Valley University campus.

Police do not currently know where Paule is. The police agency has issued a reward for any information that leads to his capture.

Paule is described as around 5 feet 8 inches tall and wearing a long-sleeved yellow sweater.

Students and others on the campus were told to shelter in place around 9 p.m. Thursday night which was later lifted early Friday morning.

Orem Police Lt. Todd Colledge says they don’t believe an active shooter situation still exists and there is no imminent danger to the public.

Lt. Colledge also says the suspected shooter and the victim did know each other. The victim was taken to the hospital in critical condition prior to be declared deceased.

Orem Police Department is continuing to investigate and Utah Valley University urged students to continue to use caution as Police continue to look for Paule and that classes will stay on schedule on Friday and that counseling will be available on campus.


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Police identify victim, suspect in Orem shooting, shelter in place lifted.