A domestic dispute that turned violent led to the death of a former mixed martial arts fighter, Tyler East. In the incident, his partner was injured as the 30-year-old man shot her on Monday, April 5. Police are investigating the incident that led to the former fighter’s death at the hands of an unknown gunman.

On Tuesday, April 6 the New Mexico Department of Public Safety shared its press release regarding the incident. The report revealed that Valencia County Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic violence call at a home in Los Lunas around 5:00 p.m. Upon arriving at the home, they discovered an injured woman and an unresponsive man.

The woman had suffered a gunshot wound and was taken to a hospital in Albuquerque. She received treatment for her injuries. Her condition stabilized after receiving medical assistance. The man, however, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Office of the Medical Investigators. He was later identified as East.

The press release also shared the events that led to his death. East reportedly was having a domestic dispute with the unnamed woman. Sometime during the altercation, the man took out a gun and shot the woman. It is unclear where she was shot. He then dragged her outside the home. An unidentified man who was present at the scene got involved. He shot East and fled from the scene leaving his victim to die.

New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau is investigating the case. The police are searching for the shooter who remains at large.

The New York Post revealed that East had previously been involved in domestic violence which led to his conviction. In 2012, the MMA fighter, under the influence of cocaine assaulted his former partner. He was arrested and charged with kidnapping, aggravated burglary, aggravated battery, and bribery of a witness. He spent time in prison due to his conviction related to the incident.

The brother of the UFC fighter, Cody East, had other convictions as well. USA Today reported that as early as 2009, East got into trouble for the third-degree aggravated battery of his high school peer. He violated his probation by getting caught after using a fake ID.

The police continue to investigate the incident.

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