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NMSU Men's Basketball Player Allegedly Involved in UNM Campus Homicide Investigation

Updated: Nov 20, 2022

By: ABQRAW staff

Posted: 11/19/2022 @ 1:15PM

Updated: 11/20/2022 @8:30AM

The University of New Mexico and New Mexico State University Rivalry Basketball Game slated for later today has been cancelled due to a NMSU basketball player being involved in a shooting on UNM’s Campus.

According to an anonymous source that was not authorized to speak on the matter, the NMSU basketball player was walking on UNM’s campus with his girlfriend when he was approached by numerous UNM students.

At least one of the UNM students brandished a weapon and proceeded to try and rob the NMSU student. The NMSU basketball player was also reportedly carrying a firearm and he supposedly shot at least one of the UNM students that was attempting to rob him. It was later reported that at least two robbers got away during the melee. The UNM student died on scene. The NMSU basketball player was also injured in the incident and is reportedly listed in stable condition at UNMH hospital. The injured Aggie player is 21-year-old junior forward Mike Peake and he is being questioned by NMSP detectives.

The NMSP are still actively searching for the two additional robbery suspects that got away, both were described as wearing all black clothing. Albuquerque Metro Crime Stoppers is offering a reward up to $2,500 for tips that may lead to an arrest. You can remain anonymous for any information that you provide. If you have a tip regarding this case, please contact Crime Stoppers at 505-843-STOP or click here.

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