Former MMA Fighter Tyler East Shot And Killed During Alleged Domestic Violence Incident

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Former MMA fighter Tyler East has been shot and killed.

According to authorities, East was found dead Monday in Los Lunas, New Mexico after being shot. Police responded to a domestic violence call and found East and his girlfriend shot. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

According to the release from the police, East shot his girlfriend and was then shot and killed by another man at the scene.


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The second male shooter fled the scene prior to the police arriving, and it’s unclear in the release whether or not he’s been located at this time. His girlfriend was taken to a hospital for medical treatment and is alive.

East finished his MMA career with a record of 15-6, according to Fox News.


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According to MMA Junkie, East had been charged in the past for a variety of allegations, including beating up a fellow high school student, domestic violence, kidnapping and aggravated battery.

It sounds like East’s life was troubled for a very long time before finally meeting a very violent end. While I’m not a lawyer, if it’s proven he did shoot his girlfriend before being killed, you’d have to imagine that’s a textbook definition of self-defense.

What an awful situation for his girlfriend and the other man involved. It’s truly terrible.