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Body Camera Footage Shows Fight at Oct. 15 New Mexico-NM State Football Game

LAS CRUCES, New Mexico (KTSM) – KTSM has obtained video from a police body camera that depicts the altercation at the Oct. 15 A fatal shooting that occurred in Albuquerque on November 1 is thought to have been preceded by the football game between New Mexico and New Mexico State. 19.

NMSU basketball player Mike Peake and UNM student Brandon Travis were among those involved in the Oct. 1 shooting, according to police interviews with suspects and witnesses. 15 fight in A month later, police claim Travis and four other people planned to entice Peake to the campus of UNM on November 1. 19 to get revenge for the fight.

One witness, a 17-year-old girl who has been charged with aggravated battery and conspiracy in connection with the shooting, was overheard talking to police about the fight at NMSU after the fatal shooting at UNM.

“Because of the State game, Brandon Travis was especially irate. B suffered the most from being jumped. His face was *****, his face was bleeding, everything, he was literally on the floor curled up into a ball,” said the 17-year-old girl to police.

Police were informed by another witness who was hurt in the fight at NMSU but has not yet been charged.

“I was walking around with a big gash on my hand my bone was showing so we were all definitely pretty upset about it,” said the witness.

During the UNM revenge plot, Travis and Peake exchanged gunfire; Travis later passed away from his wounds, and Peake was hospitalized with a leg gunshot wound. The 17-year-old girl and 19-year-old Jonathan Smith were detained in connection with the plot and are now facing charges of conspiracy and aggravated battery, among other offenses.

In connection with either the altercation from October, nobody connected to New Mexico State University has been put under investigation for a crime. 15, or the shooting on Nov. 19.

Peake and several other people can be seen throwing punches in the body camera footage of the fight. Fellow NMSU basketball player Marchelus Avery and UTEP basketball player Mario McKinney, who played with Avery and Peake at NMSU in 2021–2022, are among those that KTSM was able to identify in the video.

When KTSM contacted New Mexico State officials on Wednesday about the new body camera footage of the altercation, they declined to comment.

The October incident never resulted in a police report. 15 fight despite the presence of officers. Officials from NMSU reported on Nov. 23 that the original video of the fight did not get brought to their attention until almost a week later. The school was unable to identify anyone in the original cell phone footage of the incident, according to Dean of Students Ann Goodman.

“Clearly we did not necessarily think that video or the fight was particularly significant; obviously hindsight is 20/20,” said Goodman on Nov. 23.

Student-athletes were punished for their roles in the October incident, according to statements made to the media by NMSU’s director of athletics Mario Moccia. 15 fight, but he did not specify how they were punished, citing federal privacy laws.

“Athletics was aware of a fight he and a few other people got into at the Oct. 15 football game between New Mexico state and the university of New Mexico and disciplinary measures were taken at that time after the event,” said Moccia on Nov. 23.

According to sources who spoke to KTSM, McKinney’s participation in the Oct. 15 altercation until McKinney missed the Miners’ game against the Bears on November 22 and was not in attendance. Alcorn State that same evening. Since then, sources have confirmed to KTSM that McKinney’s absence from the Alcorn State game was a consequence of his involvement in the Oct. 15 fight.

When KTSM requested an official response from UTEP regarding McKinney, they were directed to the school’s Nov. 1 statement. 22, when Inquiries regarding McKinney’s potential involvement were first made by KTSM to the school.

“Officials from the university are currently investigating the alleged involvement of UTEP students in the Oct. 15 incident at Aggie Memorial Stadium In accordance with University policy, we are unable to discuss matters concerning specific students,” UTEP wrote.

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