State Police Reveal Underage Teen Charged for her part in Deadly Campus Shooting
By: ABQRAW staff
Posted: 11/20/2022 @ 7:30PM
University of NM - On November 19th, 2022, the University of New Mexico campus was rocked by an early morning shoot out that left one dead and another one wounded. The one wounded has been identified as a New Mexico State basketball player who was in town with his team for the NMSU vs UNM rivalry basketball game.
State Police investigators learned that at about 3:00 a.m. there was an altercation between UNM student Brandon Travis, 19, of Albuquerque, and 21-year-old NMSU student Mike Peake, who plays for the NMSU men's basketball team. During the altercation, both individuals sustained gunshot wounds.
UNM student Travis was pronounced deceased on scene by the Office of the Medical Investigator and Peake was transported to an area hospital for treatment. His current condition is still not known.
Through their investigation, NMSP agents later learned that Travis had conspired with a 17-year-old female and two of Travis’s male friends, all UNM students, to lure the 21-year-old victim to UNM campus and assault him.
Once at the campus, some kind of altercation ensued and Peake was shot. Peake had brought a firearm of his own and returned fire killing Travis. The female and the other two males involved fled the scene after the shooting.
The female was located, arrested, and booked into the juvenile detention center and charged with Aggravated Battery and Conspiracy.
The other two males have been identified by State Police but have not been arrested at this time. Agents are working with the district attorney to determine what, if any, charges they could face. State Police does not identify victims or those not yet charged with a crime.
The investigation is still active and being led by the New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau with assistance from the New Mexico State Police Crime Scene Team and the University of New Mexico Police Department.
It is unclear if the NMSU player was given permission to leave the team hotel to go onto the UNM campus. It is normal protocol that NMSU and other visiting teams stay at a local hotel and is then escorted by local police to the arena. Most sports teams have a curfew to prevent players from leaving the hotel prior to a a game.