REPORT: New Mexico State coaches held onto gun used by player in self-defense killing

A recently released report from KOAT-7 in New Mexico reads, “New Mexico State basketball players and coaches skipped town in a university-owned bus while investigators were trying to interview them and find the gun that was used by one of their players in a self-defense defense shooting on the UNM campus hours before tipoff, according to a report obtained by Target 7.”

The report stems from the incident on November 19th where NMSU men’s basketball player Mike Peake was shot in the leg, and returned fire killing the shooter. All of this happened after curfew as NMSU was in Albuquerque to play in state rival New Mexico.

According to the KOAT report, “after the shooting, Peake is seen on video approaching a yellow Camaro, where he meets three of his teammates — Issa Muhammad, Marcelus Avery and Anthony Roy. Peake is seen putting items into the trunk right before the car drives off. Police arrive after the Camaro drove off.”

The report also states that, “Eventually, state police found the gun with an assistant basketball coach at an Albuquerque hotel, a tablet on the bus and the cell phone belonging to NMSU forward Mike Peake that ended up in the hands of a university administrator in Las Cruces. Two coaches had initially said they did not know where the gun was, according to the report.”

Peake, a junior forward for the Aggies has been suspended indefinitely by the University. He was in his first year with the program after previously playing at both Austin Peay and Georgia.

The entire story from KOAT be found HERE.

Here is head coach Greg Heiar addressing the situation yesterday:

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