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NMSU basketball player Mike Peake shot, UNM student dead: What we know.

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Story last updated: Sunday, November 20 at 12:50 PM

LAS CRUCES — A University of New Mexico student has died, and a New Mexico student-athlete is recovering from a gunshot wound following an incident at the UNM campus early Saturday morning. Place later in the day.

On Sunday, more than 24 hours after shooting, I still have more questions than answers. Now let’s see what we know.


The New Mexico State Police are leading an investigation into a deadly shooting at the UNM campus. Police released a statement on Saturday afternoon noting that one person was killed in the shooting, but related police records are not yet available.

In a statement, police said there was an altercation on campus around 3 a.m. Saturday between a 19-year-old man and a 21-year-old man.

A 19-year-old boy, later identified as a UNM student, was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been released.

Students walk next to Coronado Hall on the University of New Mexico campus on Saturday, November 19, 2022.

21 year old sun news NMSU basketball team forward Mike Peake was taken to an Albuquerque hospital after the shooting, it has been confirmed.

UNM students sun news Gunfire was reportedly heard near the back door of the Coronado Hall dormitory complex on campus around 3:15 a.m. to 3:20 a.m. Saturday night. The police arrived within five to ten minutes, the students said.

of albuquerque journal report Later Saturday, the walls of the dormitory “appeared to be dotted with several bullet holes and at least one window appeared to have been hit.”

As of late Sunday morning, police said an investigation was ongoing, but no one had been charged with the shooting.

Mike Peake dribbling a drill during the first day of practice for men's basketball in New Mexico on Saturday, November 19, 2022.

A shot of Mike Peake

A 21-year-old junior, Peake is the starting power forward for the basketball team.

A native of Chicago, Peek spent most of his high school years playing for Kansas. The 6.7-foot, 218-pound forward played for Georgia and Austin in the 2021-22 season before he came to NMSU.

Peake is one of two players returning to the Aggie hoops team this year. In his first two games for the team, he averaged 9 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2 blocks in just over 20 minutes.

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