According to police, former MMA fighter Tyler East was shot and killed in New Mexico on Monday. He was 30 years old.
According to multiple local reports, New Mexico State Police said they responded to domestic violence calls in Los Lunas, an Albuquerque suburb, Monday night. When the police arrived, they said they found the Oriental and a woman who was wounded by a gunshot.
According to the police, East shot and killed his girlfriend and dragged her out of the house. Then an unidentified man shot and killed East. The suspect in the East shooting fled the scene before the police arrived.
According to KOB4, the woman whose name has not been released has been hospitalized and is in stable condition.
The history of MMA in the East
According to a report from MMA website Sherdog, the Orientals fought heavyweights in various organizations including Bellator, setting a career record of 1
According to KRQE, East was arrested in 2020 on charges of stealing money from the bank account of his deceased grandfather, assault, and resisting allegations of being arrested after escaping from the police. According to MMA Junkie, in the past 12 years, he has been arrested multiple times on allegations of domestic violence, including kidnapping and aggravating batteries.
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