Who was Aaron Lowe and what was his cause of death?

A COLLEGE football team is mourning the death of their star defensive back.

On Sunday, September 26, The University of Utah’s football team was hit with devastating news after learning about the death of Aaron Lowe.


University of Utah defensive back Aaron Lowe was killed on September 26Credit: Getty

Who was Aaron Lowe?

Lowe, a defensive back, was in his third season at Utah and appeared in each of the Utes’ first four games this season, including the team’s September 25 win over Washington State.

Born in Mesquite, Texas, Lowe was the school’s first recipient of the Ty Jordan Memorial Scholarship, created to honor the former Utah running back who was fatally shot in December 2020.

Lowe was an all-district safety in Texas before joining the Utes.

Jordan and Lowe, 21, were high school teammates in Mesquite.

After Jordan died, Lowe switched his jersey number from No. 2 to No. 22 to honor his friend.

What was his cause of death?

Lowe was gunned down and killed at a house party in Salt Lake City on September 26.

Accoridng to ESPN, the 21-year-old was at a gathering in the city’s Sugar House neighborhood.

The circumstances of the shooting were not immediately clear, and no arrests have been made, officials said.

ABC4 reported that there were witnesses and possible video footage.

According to ABC4, a second victim – an unidentified female – was also struck during the incident and remained in critical condition.

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox confirmed Lowe’s death on September 26.

“Abby and I mourn with our @UUtah family and friends at the tragic passing of Aaron Lowe this morning. Our prayers are with his family at this terribly difficult time,” Cox tweeted.

Salt Lake City police are investigating the shooting.

Aaron Lowe, a third-year player at Utah, was shot to death at a house party in Salt Lake City's Sugar House neighborhood


Aaron Lowe, a third-year player at Utah, was shot to death at a house party in Salt Lake City’s Sugar House neighborhoodCredit: AP

What did his teammates and coaches say about his death?

Shocked teammates flooded social media with messages of grief and condolence.

Utah player Devin Lloyd wrote: “Why do the good have to die young?” Love you brother. Rest in paradise.”

Running back, Micab Bernard tweeted: “Rest In Peace Big Bro.”

In addition, Utah Head Coach Kyle Whittingham issued a statement after Lowe’s slaying.

“We are devastated to hear about the passing of Aaron Lowe. Our thoughts and prayers are with Aaron’s family and friends, along with the other individual who was harmed in this tragic incident.

“Aaron was a great teammate, friend, brother and son and was loved by anyone who crossed paths with him. He will be deeply missed,” Whittingham added.

“Aaron was a terrific young man, a leader on our football team, and a rock of resiliency and courage,” Utah athletic director Mark Harlan said in a statement.

“We have been in communication with Aaron’s family and we are providing support to them, as well as to the student-athletes, coaches and staff in all of our athletics programs, and our focus will remain on them.”

The University of Utah has yet to make a statement.

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