Police have leads but need public’s help after death of Ute football player Aaron Lowe

Sep 27, 2021, 2:21 PM | Updated: 3:14 pm
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A memorial for Aaron Lowe at the Spence and Cleone Eccles Football Center Photo credit: Scott Winterton, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City police say they’re getting good information about the possible gunman who shot and killed University of Utah football player Aaron Lowe early Sunday morning. 

But despite looking into every tip and lead they’ve received, they believe there is still a lot of crucial information they still need to hear. 

Related: Utah football player Aaron Lowe confirmed dead in SLC shooting

“At this point, there are several potential promising leads our investigators are aware of,” said police spokesperson Brent Weisberg at a press briefing on Monday.

But he said there are still several people in the community that fled the party after the shots were fired who haven’t yet come forward. He said they may be fearful to talk to the police.

“We will not tolerate witness tampering or witness interference,” Weisberg said.

Police response time

Police said that Lowe, a defensive back on the University of Utah football team, was shot at a party he was attending in Sugar House. When police arrived, Lowe was found on a sidewalk across the street from the house on 2215 S. Broadmoor Street.

It started as a small party, police said, but grew as the evening progressed. 

 As the party got larger, Weisberg said that police started getting phone calls about the noise. By midnight, dispatchers had received six complaints about the noise.

When police received a call reporting a fight with a weapon at the house party, Weisberg said the case became a higher priority. They began their police response at approximately 12:20 a.m.

When asked on Monday, Weisberg said even if they had a fully staffed police force, they may not have been able to respond more quickly than they did to the noise complaints.

He says they can have several different noise complaints on any given weekend, and emergency calls get priority.

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Contributing: Simone Seikaly


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Police have leads but need public’s help after death of Ute football player Aaron Lowe