Salt Lake City PD updates investigation into murder of U of U football player Aaron Lowe

Police investigators on the scene the double-shooting which claimed the life of University of Utah football player Aaron Lowe, Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021. Photo: Gephardt Daily/Monico Garza/SLCScanner

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Sept. 30, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — The Salt Lake City Police Department provided an update Thursday on the investigation into the murder of University of Utah football player Aaron Lowe.

Lowe, 21, was shot to death outside a house party early Sunday morning. A woman who was also outside was shot and critically injured. She is now in critical but stable condition.

The statement from SLCPD on Twitter Thursday says: “The investigation into the murder of Aaron Lowe is ongoing. Homicide investigations are complex and time-consuming. Our detectives have been working exhaustively on this case from the very start, and they are committed to solving this homicide. They are continuing to chase down every lead and are following up on the witness statements already made.”

Based on the investigation so far, police believe there are videos and photos from the party that have not been provided to detectives.

The shooter or shooters had been asked to leave the house party, where they they arrived as uninvited guests, according to SLCPD.

“We are still interested in reviewing as many photos and videos from the house party as possible,” the statement says. “We believe the suspect or suspects may have been inadvertently captured in a selfie, group photo or other social media post.”

The statement adds: “We want to reassure the people who attended the party, we are only interested in one thing: finding the person or persons responsible for shooting and killing Aaron Lowe and critically wounding the 20-year-old woman.”

Anyone who provides information, videos or photos can remain anonymous and detectives will come to you, the statement says.

Anyone with information is urged to call SLCPD on 801-799-3000 and reference case 21-176828.

Lowe was the first recipient of the Ty Jordan Memorial Scholarship, set up in honor of Ute player Jordan, who died at age 19 in December of 2020 from an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound to the abdomen.

Lowe, who like Jordan was born in Mesquite, Texas, changed his player number from No. 2 to No. 22 in honor of Jordan, who had played as No. 22.

Gephardt Daily had a news crew at the scene during the early police response. To read more about what police officials say transpired and to see video and photos, click here.

A candlelight vigil for Lowe was held on the U of U campus Wednesday night. To read more click here.

Gephardt Daily will have more information as details become available.


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