Utah footballer Aaron Lowe killed in shooting



Aaron Lowe was killed in a home shooting early Sunday morning. (Photo: University of Utah)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (KTVX) – Aaron Lowe, a 21-year-old University of Utah football player, was killed in a home shooting early Sunday morning. Another person, an unidentified woman, is in critical condition.

Salt Lake City police said the shooting took place around midnight. Police were still looking for the suspect on Sunday morning.

Lowe was in his third season with the University of Utah football team. Lowe was the first recipient of the Ty Jordan Memorial Scholarship, an award created to honor former Utes player Ty Jordan, who lost his life after an accidental shooting in December 2020.

In a tragic bond, Jordan and Lowe were best friends, playing football together in high school. When Jordan lost his life, Lowe changed his jersey number from No.2 to No.22 in honor of his friend.

Lowe was a defensive back who appeared in 11 special teams games as a rookie in 2019. Last season Lowe played five games, also on special teams. Lowe has appeared in each of Utah’s first four games this season. He made three tackles, all on special teams.

Utes quarterback Cameron Rising, running back Micah Bernard and other teammates responded to the news on Twitter.

“Ty made everyone around him better,” Lowe said when Utah announced he would receive the first Ty Jordan scholarship. “He made me better. My friendship with Ty means a lot because he always pushed me to give the best of myself. He never let me settle for less. I want to make sure his legacy lives on through me.

Police are still investigating the shooting that killed Lowe. Homicide detectives speak to witnesses and search for video evidence that may have captured the shooting or the moments leading up to it.

Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to call (801) 799-3000 and reference case number 21-176828.


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