Fight at Aggie Memorial Stadium precedes deadly shooting: What we know | #students | #parents


LAS CRUCES – In the hours after the public learned there had been a deadly shootout on the University of New Mexico campus Saturday, rumors began surfacing that New Mexico State University basketball player Mike Peake was involved.

Even before it was confirmed that Peake was, in fact, one of the shooters, a video showing members of the NMSU basketball team — including Peake — engaging in a brawl with others on the concourse inside Las Cruces’ Aggie Memorial Stadium during the Oct. 15 rivalry game against UNM began circulating on social media. A police investigation would reveal the fight to be the genesis of the discord between the shooters.

Arrest records show that police believe UNM student Brandon Travis, 19, and Peake, 21, began shooting at one another just after 3 a.m. Nov. 19 in a parking lot of the Coronado Hall dormitory on the UNM campus in Albuquerque. Travis was killed in the shooting, and Peake was hospitalized after being shot in the leg.



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