One year since the passing of Utah football player Aaron Lowe
SALT LAKE CITY — A year ago today, University of Utah defensive back Aaron Lowe was fatally shot in a Sugar House neighborhood following a house party. He was 21 years old and beginning his sophomore year at the U of U.
One year without you.
We play for you. We love harder, we smile bigger and we work fiercely with the intention of getting 22% better each day.
Your life and legacy have made a lasting impact so big that it cannot be measured.
We love you, A Lowe, and we miss you. #22forever pic.twitter.com/FgkzMoKPNE
— Utah Football (@Utah_Football) September 26, 2022
According to a police report from the Salt Lake City Police Department, at around 12:20 a.m. on Sept. 26, 2021, SLCPD 9-1-1 got a call that quickly escalated into a life or death situation. Upon arrival, Aaron Lowe and a second victim were located. The second victim survived, but Lowe passed away as a result of his gunshot wounds. SLCPD says during the autopsy, four bullets were recovered from his body.
An article from KSL notes that Lowe’s death followed about a year after Utah lost its star running back Ty Jordan to a self-inflicted accidental shooting in Texas.
Lowe was high school teammates with Jordan and switched his jersey number from No. 2 to No. 22 in his memory.
Our previous reporting:
- Utah football player Aaron Lowe confirmed dead in SLC shooting
- Arrest made in murder of University of Utah football player
- Utah football team head to Texas for Aaron Lowe funeral
- Organizers of vigil for Aaron Lowe urge everyone to “Be 22% better”
- Suspect charged with murder in Aaron Lowe shooting
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