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Suspect charged with murder in shooting death of Utah football player Aaron Lowe

Police announced on Sunday that a 22-year-old man was arrested that morning in connection with the shooting death of Utah football player Aaron Lowe. The Salt Lake City Police Department confirmed the arrest of Buk M. Buk in Draper, Utah, early Sunday. Buk has been charged with aggravated murder, attempted murder and felony discharge of a firearm. Lowe, 21, was shot and killed at a house party in Salt Lake City just after midnight on Sept. 26, just hours after the Utes beat Washington State. Buk is also accused of shooting a 20-year-old woman who has not been identified by police and remains in the hospital in critical condition.

Salt Lake City police chief Mike Brown said in a statement: “In a time of need, we turned to our community. We asked people to come forward and 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. So many lives have been impacted from this senseless shooting.”

Lowe was a sophomore at the university and was the recipient of Utah’s ‘Ty Jordan Memorial Scholarship’ in August. The scholarship honors running back Ty Jordan, who died in an accidental shooting in December 2020. Jordan and Lowe were also high school teammates in Mesquite, Texas.

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