Police say New Mexico State males’s basketball participant Mike Peake was lured to the College of New Mexico campus by 4 New Mexico college students earlier than he shot and killed one in every of them after an altercation.
That battle in Albuquerque led to the New Mexico-New Mexico State match being postponed on Saturday. Peake was additionally shot and is in “steady” situation.
The New Mexico State Police mentioned Sunday that Peake was “ludged” by 4 college students to return to the UNM dormitory on campus with the intention of “assaulting him.” Brandon Travis, 19, and three others are mentioned to have confronted Peake round 3 a.m. Saturday earlier than Travis shot him.
Police mentioned Peake, who additionally had a gun, then shot Travis, who was pronounced lifeless on the scene.
It isn’t clear why the 4 UNM college students needed to “seduce” Peake to return to campus with out eager to “assault him” or they knew Peake earlier than the battle broke out. A 17-year-old girl was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and conspiracy, based on Las Cruces Solar Information. Two others have been recognized, though expenses haven’t been filed. An investigation continues to be ongoing.
Peake was not charged and police referred to him as a “sufferer” of their assertion.
Peake has averaged 9 factors and three.5 rebounds per sport this season, his second with the Aggies.
New Mexico President Garnett Stokes mentioned in a press release: “The whole Lobo group is traumatized by this incident, and we mourn the dying of one in every of our college students and the accidents of a person. different kernel. “The influence of this expertise might be life-changing for therefore many individuals and can go far past expressions of grief and emotions of loss — and much past the Lobo group. I can not specific how deeply I’m saddened by this tragedy on so many ranges.”