Former MMA fighter Tyler East was shot and killed in New Mexico this week, authorities said.
East, 30, was found dead Monday at a residence in Los Lunas, about 40 miles south of Albuquerque, New Mexico State Police said Tuesday.
The Valencia County Sheriff’s Office responded to the home on a domestic violence call and found a woman and a man, later identified as East, suffering from gunshot wounds, the statement said.
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The New Mexico State Police Bureau of Investigation learned that East had shot his girlfriend and then dragged her out of the residence during a domestic dispute. Then another man reportedly shot him at the residence.
East was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police. His girlfriend was transported to a hospital in Albuquerque where she was in stable condition as of Tuesday.
East, the brother of former UFC fighter Cody East, competed 21 times as a professional MMA fighter from 2009 to 2016, according to MMA Junkie, a news website that covers mixed martial arts.
Nicknamed “The Beast,” his professional MMA record was 15-6-0.
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He was knocked out by Brian Heden in his final fight at Legacy FC 60 in October 2016.
East also has a history of running into the law, according to reports.
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The investigation was continuing, according to authorities.