Former MMA fighter Tyler East, brother of UFC veteran Cody East, was shot dead in a domestic conflict in New Mexico on Monday night.
According to New Mexico Police KOB4, 30-year-old East was shot dead near the airport in Los Lunas. Police answered a call about domestic violence and they found East dead and his girlfriend having a gunshot wound. According to police, East and his girlfriend were involved in a domestic conflict, and East shot her and dragged her out of the house. East was subsequently shot by someone else who killed him. The person who shot the east fled the scene before the police arrived, and the New Mexico police are still looking for this person. East’s girlfriend is reportedly in the hospital and in stable condition.
according to MMAjunkie.com, East was previously arrested for domestic violence and other acts of violence. In 2009, he was accused of beating another student in high school and was probated. In 2012, East went to Cocaine’s Binji and was arrested for attacking his ex-girlfriend. The report states that East was “accused of kidnapping, exacerbation of robbery, exacerbation of batteries, and bribery of witnesses.”
Tyler East (15-6) began his MMA career at Bellator and continued to fight for many regional promotions such as King of the Cage and Legacy Fighting Championship. His most notable victory defeated UFC veteran Fabiano Shelner in 2012. Other than that, he has suffered a noticeable defeat to PRIDE veteran Sergei Kharitonov, but there is no other noticeable victory in his career. The last time East saw him fight was in 2016, when he lost to legacy FC Brian Heden via TKO. East brother Cody fought twice in the UFC in 2016, losing to Curtis Blaydes and Walt Harris in a knockout.
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