Utah cornerback Aaron Lowe was shot and killed on Sunday morning in Salt Lake City.
The 21-year-old was the first Utes player to receive the Ty Jordan Memorial Scholarship, designed to honor the former Utah running back who died last December.
According to Vivian Chow of ABC 4, the shooting that ultimately claimed Lowe’s life happened early Sunday morning around 12:20 a.m. It is believed that things escalated quickly after a group of uninvited guests were asked to exit a house party.
The suspects remain at large.
“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 an official 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.”
Utah coach Kyle Whittingham offered a statement of his own.
“We are devastated to hear about the passing of Aaron Lowe,” he said. “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.”
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Lowe was a third-year player and appeared in each of the team’s first four outings this season.
In a year filled with nonsensical arguments about ‘inappropriately’ dressed female SEC reporters and what constitutes cheating, this tragic incident provides perspective and serves as a sad reminder about what’s truly important in life.