Utah football player Aaron Lowe shot and killed at SLC party, police confirm

The officers did not make any arrests in the shooting, which also injured a woman.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Utes cornerback Aaron Lowe (22) on the sidelines as the Utah Utes host the Weber State Wildcats in Salt Lake City on Thursday, September 2, 2021.

University of Utah football player Aaron Lowe was shot and killed early Sunday morning at a house party at Sugar House, Salt Lake City police confirmed.

Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown said Lowe died on the scene after being shot dead by one or more unknown people, according to a press release. Paramedics took a second person shot, a woman, in critical condition to a local hospital. The police did not reveal her name or age.

Lowe’s death is being investigated as a homicide.

“I am deeply saddened by the shooting of Aaron Lowe,” Brown said in a statement. “This talented young man has touched the lives of so many here in Salt Lake City and Texas. Salt Lake City police, with their condolences, express our condolences to the Lowe family and the University of Utah community. Our condolences also go to the other person who was injured in the shooting. I hope for her speedy recovery. These studies are complex. Our detectives have worked hard to identify the suspect or suspects in this case. “

Before the SLCPD released Lowe’s name as a victim, Utah Governor Spencer Cox confirmed in a tweet early Sunday morning that Lowe had died and expressed condolences to the soccer player’s family.

Abby and I, along with our @UUtah family and friends, mourn the tragic death of Aaron Lowe this morning. Our prayers are with his family at this terribly difficult time.

– Spencer Cox (@SpencerJCox) September 26, 2021

According to the press release, the SLCPD received a noise complaint around 10:30 pm on Saturday about a house party on the 2200 block on South Broadmoor Street, near the mouth of Parleys Canyon. A few hours later, a person called 911 to report a fight with a gun and a second 911 operator said they heard gunfire.

The officers who responded to the call found Lowe and the second person who were shot and provided first aid to both people.

Police say several people who were at the party may have seen the shooting but left before the officers arrived. They hope some of these people have photos or videos that could help resolve the case.

No arrests were made. The SLCPD urges anyone with information on the case to call 801-799-3000 and reference number 21-176828.

The University of Utah has not yet commented.

Lowe, a high school teammate of the late Ty Jordan at West Mesquite High School, Texas, became the first recipient of the Ty Jordan Memorial Fellowship on August 31. Lowe moved from 2nd to 22nd this season to honor Jordan’s legacy.

“Ty made everyone around him better,” Lowe said after receiving the scholarship. “He made me better. My friendship with Ty means a lot to me because he always pushed me to do my best. He never left me satisfied with anything less. I want to make sure that his legacy lives on through me. “

Jordan died on Christmas night of an accidental, self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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