Crime Mike Peake asks how to get his gun back in interview with police
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In newly releasedfrom New Mexico State Police, investigators spoke with NMSU basketball player Michael Peake while at the hospital, following a shooting that officers call self-defense.
In video, Peake is sitting in a hospital bed and is soft-spoken with an agent with NMSP.
"So, what would y'all be doing with the weapon? I know what y'all doing with the tablet," Peake said.
The investigator asked Peake to sign consent forms for a gun and a tablet, which they believed to be a part of the deadly shooting on Nov. 19 on the University of New Mexico, the night before the Aggies men's basketball team was set to play the Lobos.
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The consent forms would allow NMSP to process the items.
"Test fire and then they match, you know what I mean? The rounds, casings, make sure it's the weapon that was used," said the agent.
Then, Peake asks about the process of getting the gun back.
"That's my only weapon though," Peake told the agent. "Y'all just take it to my house or I will have to come up here and get it?"
The agent told Peake he would more than likely have to come to Albuquerque to pick up the gun when they are done with it.
Newly released surveillance video also showed the moments leading up to the shooting involving Peake and UNM student Brandon Travis, two other Lobo students and a 17-year- old female.
Video showed Peake and the young woman walking through a parking lot at UNM. Then 10 seconds later, three people follow them, one of whom is armed with a baseball bat.
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Bay St. Louis Police Department said when officers found the victim with ""with a disfiguring facial injury."In June, President Joe Biden signed into law the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act — the most significant piece of gun legislation to pass in decades. Part of the bill included $750 million in federal funding for states to implement intervention programs such as gun restraining orders, more colloquially known as "red flag laws.
Roughly 20 seconds later, Peake and Travis start shooting at each other, both fall. Peake is then seeing jumping on one leg, picking up items from the ground, before hobbling off.
Cameras also captured a yellow Camero pull up to a curb moments after the shooting.
According to police records, four people were inside that vehicle.
Three have been identified by investigators as Aggies basketball players Issa Muhammad, Marcelus Avery and Anthony Roy.
Police believe Peake gave them a gun and other items to hide in the trunk of that car.
Cameras also show the driver, who appears to be a woman, get out of the car, walk up some stairs and then quickly gets back in the car, driving off before officers arrive.
New Mexico State Police report thePeake's tablet, which had blood on it, was discovered in a backpack on the Aggies' team bus as it drove back to Las Cruces. As for Peake's phone, it was found in Las Cruces with the assistant athletics director.
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