Police say an NM State player was lured and mugged, leading to a shootout on the UNM campus

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KTSM) — The New Mexico State Police released more information Sunday about a fatal shooting and the subsequent murder investigation.

Police say University of New Mexico student Brandon Travis was conspired with two male friends and a 17-year-old woman around 3 a.m. Saturday, November 19, to take a 21-year-old victim onto campus lure to attack him.

KTSM has previously identified the victim as New Mexico men’s basketball player Mike Peake. The New Mexico State Police update has not identified Peake because their policy is not to identify victims or anyone who has not been charged with a crime.

According to the NMSP, an altercation broke out between Travis and Peake, with both men shooting at each other. According to police, Travis shot and injured Peake; Peake was also armed and shot Travis dead.

Travis was pronounced dead at the scene; Peake was taken to a local hospital and was still hospitalized as of Sunday morning, according to New Mexico State University.

The woman was arrested and sent to the juvenile detention center and charged with aggravated assault and conspiracy.

The other two men were identified by state police; NMSP says it is working to determine what charges, if any, these two will face. The investigations are still ongoing.

Saturday’s New Mexico State-New Mexico basketball game was postponed due to the shooting, with no details of a possible postponement released Sunday night.

The Albuquerque Journal added that the bus that was driving the New Mexico state men’s basketball team back to Las Cruces on Saturday afternoon was pulled over by NMSP just south of Socorro on I-25. State police did not comment on the details of the stop; However, they confirmed that it is related to the investigation.

The team was released to return to Las Cruces with no one arrested, according to the Journal. KTSM was on hand as some of the players were still at the Pan American Center when they returned Saturday.

NMSU Chancellor Dan E. Arvizu sent out a statement Sunday morning addressing Mike Peake’s hospitalization and death of the 19-year-old UNM student, adding it is “particularly heartbreaking when it comes to college students and on a university campus.” happened”. Arvizu added that NMSU employees have been in contact with investigators and have been cooperating with law enforcement throughout.

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Arvizu added that the additional circumstances surrounding this incident are still being investigated and stated that no further information could be disclosed at this time. KTSM was on hand Saturday night as several NMSU players were still at the Pan American Center after returning to Las Cruces.

Officials at New Mexico State University told KTSM that NMSU head coach Greg Heiar’s weekly press conference Monday was canceled. The university also declined to comment on the police update on Sunday. A spokesman told KTSM that comments – whether it be a statement or a press conference – could come Monday.

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