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Second arrest made in UNM shooting involving NMSU basketball player

According to an arrest affidavit, New Mexico State Police have arrested 19-year-old Jonathan Smith in connection to the deadly shooting on the University of New Mexico campus Saturday that left Brandon Travis deceased and New Mexico State basketball player Mike Peake in an Albuquerque hospital with a gunshot to his leg.

Smith was charged with aggravated battery (third-degree felony), conspiracy to commit a felony, and two counts of tampering with evidence (fourth-degree felonies).

On Sunday, State Police revealed that UNM student Brandon Travis was shot and pronounced dead at the scene and that Peake had been hospitalized. Police said Travis had conspired with a 17-year-old girl to lure Peake to campus as the Aggies were slated to play New Mexico on Saturday night. Travis and the girl conspired to lure Peake to the UNM campus and “jump” him as retribution for a fight that involved Peake, Travis, Smith and an individual identified as ‘Eli’, during last month’s UNM/NM State football game at Aggie Memorial Stadium on Oct. 15th.

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