African 'Migrant' Charged With Murder In Utah
SALT LAKE CITY, UT - On Sunday, police arrested Buk Mawut Buk, 22, for the shooting death of University of Utah football player, 21-year-old Aaron Lowe.
On September 16, Lowe was shot to death at a house in the 2200 block of Broadmoor Street, while attending a party.
The party was intended for players and their invited guests only, but others, including Buk crashed the party.
At one point, just before 12:30 a.m., witnesses observed Buk "approach another person at the party, say something to him in a low voice, and then retrieve a pistol from the person's shoulder bag," the affidavit states.
Buk then walked down the driveway and across the street before firing two or three shots at Lowe and a 20-year-old woman, according to police.
"Witnesses then observed Buk walk up to the victims and shoot them five or six more times while they were on the ground," the affidavit states. The woman later told police that Buk was trying to "finish them off,"
Buk has been charged with aggravated murder, attempted murder, felony discharge of a firearm and violation of probation. He is currently being held at the Salt Lake County Jail without bond.
*Buk came to this country, along with his family from South Sudan. He has a long criminal history in and around Salt Lake City, including two convictions for robbery.
Though this case has been covered extensively at the local level, not one has reported on Buk's immigration status.