clearn.png
Thursday December 2nd, 2021 11:02PM

Man arrested in Utah football player's shooting death

By The Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police arrested a man early Sunday in connection with the shooting death of Utah sophomore cornerback Aaron Lowe.

Homicide detectives with the Salt Lake City Police Department located Buk M. Buk, 22, in Draper and booked him on charges of aggravated murder, attempted murder and felony discharge of a firearm. Online jail records do not indicate if he has an attorney who can speak on his behalf.

“Because of the incredible work of our homicide detectives, we have justice for Aaron,” Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown said during a news conference Sunday. “When I talked to Aaron's mother on Monday, I made her a promise. We would find her son’s alleged killer.”

Brown did not discuss a motive and declined to answer questions from reporters. But he did say the shooting was not a targeted attack on the university, its athletic department or Lowe, nor was it gang-related.

Lowe, 21, was shot at a house party just after midnight Sept. 26 after other, uninvited guests were asked to leave, police said. A 20-year-old woman also was shot and critically injured at the party, which was thrown hours after the Utes beat Washington State 24-13.

Police had previously received noise complaints about the party, but officers didn't respond because they were dealing with other emergency calls, police spokesman Brent Weisberg has said. When dispatchers got a call about a fight with a weapon more than an hour later, officers immediately went to the house in the Sugar House neighborhood.

Lowe's death came less than a year after his teammate Ty Jordan was killed in an accidental shooting.

Lowe was a high school teammate of Jordan’s in Mesquite, Texas, and switched his jersey from No. 2 to No. 22 to honor his friend after the 19-year-old died of a gunshot wound to the abdomen on Christmas night 2020.

In August, Lowe was named the first recipient of the Ty Jordan Memorial Scholarship, voted on by the team.

The Utes credited Lowe for persuading Jordan to play at Utah after decommitting from the school. Jordan was named the Pac-12 freshman of the year and led all freshmen nationally in rushing yards per game before he was killed.

Lowe appeared in 16 combined games on special teams his first two seasons and played in four games this season.

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP Sports, AP Online Football, College Sports, AP Sports - College Football
© Copyright 2021 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
The Latest: Fauci addresses vaccine hesitancy
Dr. Anthony Fauci says he’s worried that people resisting COVID-19 vaccine shots based on religious grounds may be confusing that with a philosophical objection
1:19PM ( 2 minutes ago )
Former Marseille president, businessman Bernard Tapie dies
Bernard Tapie, the charismatic president of French soccer club Marseille during its glory era whose reign was marred by a match-fixing scandal, has died
12:59PM ( 22 minutes ago )
The Latest: Superdome finally gets to welcome packed house
The Superdome in New Orleans is filling up without restrictions on crowd size for the first time since Jan. 5, 2020, when the Saints played their final home game before the COVID-19 pandemic — a playoff loss to Minnesota
12:51PM ( 30 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
Tottenham beats Villa 2-1 to end 3-match league losing run
Tottenham ended a three-match losing run in the Premier League by beating Aston Villa 2-1
11:33AM ( 1 hour ago )
AP Top 25 Takeaways: Amid chaos, 'Bama, UGA are drama-free
No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Georgia are not here for the chaos
9:31AM ( 3 hours ago )
Sabalenka positive for virus, out of BNP Paribas Open
Second-ranked Aryna Sabalenka says she has tested positive for the coronavirus and will miss the upcoming BNP Paribas Open
4:17AM ( 9 hours ago )
AP Sports
Stanford rallies late to beat No. 3 Oregon 31-24 in OT
Tanner McKee threw a TD pass on an untimed down at the end of regulation to tie the game and another on the opening possession of overtime to lead Stanford to a 31-24 victory over No. 3 Oregon
9:39PM ( 15 hours ago )
Pickett and Pitt keep rolling, blast Georgia Tech 52-21
Kenny Pickett passed for 389 yards and four touchdowns, and Pittsburgh dominated Georgia Tech 52-21
8:27PM ( 16 hours ago )
Robinson, defense push No. 1 Bama past No. 12 Ole Miss 42-21
Brian Robinson Jr. rushed for career highs of 171 yards and four touchdowns and No. 1 Alabama mostly throttled the nation’s top offense in a 42-21 victory over No. 12 Mississippi
8:09PM ( 17 hours ago )
AP Online Football
Sciba's kick lifts No. 24 Wake Forest past Louisville 37-34
Nick Sciba kicked a 29-yard field goal with 22 seconds left and No. 24 Wake Forest beat Louisville 37-34 to remain unbeaten
5:07PM ( 20 hours ago )
White scores 3 TDs, No. 2 Georgia dominates No. 8 Hogs 37-0
Zamir White rushed for two touchdowns and recovered a blocked punt for another score, and No. 2 Georgia pounded No. 8 Arkansas 37-0 in the Bulldogs’ second consecutive shutout
4:43PM ( 20 hours ago )
No. 14 Michigan rips Wisconsin 38-17; Badgers' Mertz injured
Cornelius Johnson caught both of Cade McNamara’s touchdown passes and No. 14 Michigan remained unbeaten with a 38-17 victory over Wisconsin, which lost starting quarterback Graham Mertz to a chest injury
4:16PM ( 21 hours ago )
College Sports
Pittman brings Arkansas to Georgia in top 10 SEC showdown
Arkansas coach Sam Pittman is wary of too much credit given to his team for its undefeated start
11:23AM ( 3 days ago )
BC at Clemson might tell how far the once-mighty have fallen
The race for the ACC championship begins in earnest this week with five teams playing their first conference games
2:46AM ( 3 days ago )
No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Georgia host key SEC showdowns
Four of the SEC's seven ranked schools meet in key matchups
2:43AM ( 3 days ago )
AP Sports - College Football
The Latest: Superdome finally gets to welcome packed house
The Superdome in New Orleans is filling up without restrictions on crowd size for the first time since Jan. 5, 2020, when the Saints played their final home game before the COVID-19 pandemic — a playoff loss to Minnesota
12:51PM ( 30 minutes ago )
Plane crashes into building near Milan; all 8 aboard die
A small private plane has crashed into a vacant office building in a Milan suburb
12:44PM ( 38 minutes ago )
The Latest: NFL slate opens with 4 winless teams in action
Long before Tom Brady takes the field to face his former team, the New England Patriots, the NFL gets started with four winless teams in action
12:35PM ( 46 minutes ago )
Bomb at Kabul mosque kills 5 civilians, Taliban say
The Taliban say at least five civilians have been killed by a bomb blast at the entrance of a mosque in the Afghan capital of Kabul
12:30PM ( 51 minutes ago )
Dubai's Expo 2020 reveals 3 worker deaths from COVID-19
Dubai’s Expo 2020 has acknowledged for the first time that three workers died from the coronavirus over the course of building the world’s fair during the pandemic, as the prestigious event draws scrutiny of labor conditions in the United Arab Emirates
12:22PM ( 1 hour ago )