A 22-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of Utah football player Aaron Lowe.
Buk Mawut Buk has been booked into the Salt Lake County Jail on suspicion of aggravated murder, attempted murder and felony discharge of a firearm, Salt Lake City police say.
“In a time of need, we turned to our community. We asked people to come forward to share the information they had. Because of those tips and the unrelenting pursuit of justice from our homicide detectives, we have arrested the person accused of murdering Aaron Lowe,” Salt Lake City police chief Mike Brown said in a statement.
Lowe was shot and killed outside a home in Sugar House last Sunday. An unidentified woman was also shot and remains in critical condition, police say.
According to police, Lowe and the woman were both invited guests at the party. The fight reportedly broke out when uninvited guests were asked to leave. Lowe was pronounced dead across the street from the house party, police said.
Police located Buk in Draper early Sunday morning and took him in for questioning. Police say they executed search warrants in Layton and Draper and conducted more than two dozen interviews during the course of their investigation.
Lowe was a sophomore cornerback on the Utah football team. From Mesquite, Texas, Lowe was a close friend and high school teammate of late Utah running back Ty Jordan, who died from an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound last December. Lowe had changed his jersey number to No. 22 this season to honor Jordan.
“So many lives have been impacted from this senseless shooting,” Brown said in a statement.
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