Police ask for help identifying suspect in Missionary Training Center shooting as new video is released

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UPDATE 8/12: Provo Police released additional information concerning the Aug. 3 shooting at the Latter-day Saint Missionary Training Center in Provo. According to police, a male shot numerous rounds from a handgun towards the security officer inside the front booth at the entrance of the MTC.

The shots caused extensive damage to the booth. The suspect then fled south on 900 East. The suspect was in a white (or possibly silver) Subaru Outback.


Police ask that if you have any information about the incident or recognize the vehicle, that you contact Provo Police.

PROVO, Utah (ABC4 News) – Provo police are investigating after shots were fired at the Missionary Training Center (MTC) for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints early Monday morning.

Provo police said a driver in a white vehicle fired multiple rounds at the main MTC security booth at 900 East around 2:30 a.m.

Police said the person who was in the booth at the time of the shooting escaped safely, but now investigators are asking for help from the public.

Investigators are requesting the community’s help in identifying the suspect(s) and the owner of the vehicle now believed to be a light-colored Subaru Outback.

Surveillance photos of the suspect vehicle Courtesy: Provo Police Department

The Missionary Training Centers are devoted to training Latter-day Saint missionaries. The MTC’s flagship campus in Provo is located near Brigham Young University. According to its website, the campus has 21 buildings on a 39-acre site, with a capacity of housing and training 3,700 missionaries.

All missionaries have been training remotely since mid-March due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

If you live on 900 East, south of the MTC down to South State Street, and have any video footage on August 3 between 2:15 a.m. and 2:45 a.m. you’re asked to share it with Detective Campbell at rcampbell@provo.org.


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