NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – A New Mexico MMA fighter was shot and killed in Los Lunas on Monday night, according to New Mexico State Police. They say Tyler East got in a fight with his girlfriend at a Los Lunas home that evening.
An NMSP investigation revealed that East had shot his girlfriend and then dragged her out of a house before another man shot him. The 30-year-old ex-fighter had a long history of run-ins with the law.
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Officer: “We knew you were to going to run, bro. You always run when you see cops, we know that. I’m just glad you didn’t try to square up on me.”
East: I would never, man. I just got anxiety.
Video from last year shows him trying to outrun Bosque Farms Police after he failed to show up for court, on charges of stealing from his grandfather’s bank account. Officials have not identified the man accused of shooting East. The District Attorney’s office will decide whether to press charges.
At this time, the investigation is active and being led by NMSP. Police say the female victim, whose name will not be released, is in stable condition at a hospital.