Authorities said that the MMA fighter Tyler East was shot dead in New Mexico this week.
New Mexico State Police said on Tuesday that East, 30, was found dead on Monday in a home in Los Lunas, 25 miles south of Albuquerque.
The release said that the Valencia County Sheriff’s Office responded to the house via a domestic violence call and found a man and a man who were later identified as Orientals with gunshot wounds.
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The New Mexico State Police Investigation Department learned that Easton shot and killed his girlfriend, then dragged her out of the residence in a family dispute. He was allegedly shot and killed by another person at the residence.
Police said East was pronounced dead at the scene. His girlfriend was taken to a hospital in Albuquerque, and as of Tuesday, she was in stable condition. Police said the man who allegedly shot the East fled the scene.
According to MMA Junkie, a news site that reported on mixed martial arts, East is the brother of the former UFC fighter Cody East. From 2009 to 2016, he was a professional MMA fighter in 21 games.
Nicknamed “The Beast”, his professional MMA record is 15-6-0.
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He was eliminated by Brian Heden in the Legacy FC 60 final in October 2016.
The report also said that the East also has a history of conflict with the law.
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The authorities stated that the investigation is continuing.