The New Mexico State basketball program recently got linked to a massive controversy after former player Mike Peake was involved in a fatal shooting at a rival’s campus. It has now been revealed, however, that Peake will not be charged for his involvement in the incident after it was determined that he was acting in self-defense.
In November last year, 19-year-old Brandon Travis of New Mexico University was shot and killed inside the campus. According to reports, Travis and two other students assaulted Peake using a baseball bat in a dormitory parking lot on UNM’s Albuquerque campus. This was after Peake was allegedly lured by female students to the campus just before the Aggies took on their rivals Lobos. Once he was on campus, Travis and his two companions jumped Peake, supposedly in connection to a fight that happened in Las Cruces in October.