SALT LAKE CITY (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Police arrested a man on October 3 in connection with the shooting death of University of Utah defensive back and former West Mesquite High School football player Aaron Lowe.
Homicide detectives with the Salt Lake City Police Department located Buk M. Buk in a city about 20 miles south of Salt Lake and booked him on charges of aggravated murder, attempted murder and felony discharge of a firearm. Online jail records do not indicate if the 22 year old has an attorney who can speak on his behalf.READ MORE: Dak TD Pass To CeeDee Lifts Dallas Cowboys To 35-29 Overtime Win Over Patriots
“Because of the incredible work of our homicide detectives, we have justice for Aaron,” Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown said during a news conference Sunday. “When I talked to Aaron’s mother on Monday, I made her a promise. We would find her son’s alleged killer.”
Rest In Peace, A Lowe.
— Utah Football (@Utah_Football) September 26, 2021
Brown did not discuss a motive and declined to answer questions from reporters. But he did say the shooting was not a targeted attack on the university, its athletic department or Lowe, nor was it gang-related.
Lowe, 21, was shot at a house party just after midnight September 26 after other, uninvited guests were asked to leave, police said. A 20-year-old woman also was shot and critically injured at the party, which was thrown hours after the Utes beat Washington State 24-13.
Police had previously received noise complaints about the party, but officers didn’t respond because they were dealing with other emergency calls, police spokesman Brent Weisberg has said. When dispatchers got a call about a fight with a weapon more than an hour later, officers immediately went to the house in the Sugar House neighborhood.READ MORE: Police Arrest Adan Garcia For DWI Crash That Killed 3, Including Pregnant Woman And Her Child
Lowe’s death came less than a year after his teammate Ty Jordan was killed in an accidental shooting.
Lowe was a high school teammate of Jordan’s in Mesquite, Texas, and switched his jersey from No. 2 to No. 22 to honor his friend after the 19-year-old died of a gunshot wound to the abdomen on Christmas night 2020.
In August, Lowe was named the first recipient of the Ty Jordan Memorial Scholarship, voted on by the team.
The Utes credited Lowe for persuading Jordan to play at Utah after decommitting from the school. Jordan was named the Pac-12 freshman of the year and led all freshmen nationally in rushing yards per game before he was killed.
Lowe appeared in 16 combined games on special teams his first two seasons and played in four games this season.MORE NEWS: Robert E. Lee Statue Removed From Dallas Park Now On Display At West Texas Resort
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