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Mike Peake won’t face charges related to shooting at UNM campus


ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (KVIA) -- Former NMSU basketball player Mike Peake will not face any charges stemming from the shooting at the UNM campus last November, according to the Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office.

In a statement to ABC-7, the Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Nancy Laflin said, “The decision to not charge Mike Peake was made by the prior administration based on all the facts and evidence presented to them. Nothing has changed, so we’re honoring that decision.”

As ABC-7 has previously reported, the night before the game between New Mexico State University and the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, police say Peake was lured to the UNM campus by a 17-year-old girl. 

There, police say Peake was ambushed by three people, including 19-year-old Brandon Travis.

Police say Peake was shot and injured by UNM student Brandon Travis. Travis was killed after Peake shot back at him with a gun he took with him on the away trip.

Peake was hospitalized and released in early December.

An affidavit shows the alleged motive to lure Peake to campus was to get revenge after a fight broke out at the UNM-NMSU football game in October.

KOB in Albuquerque were first to report that Peake would not be charged.

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