Arcenio Lujan, 48

Las Vegas, New Mexico
May 08, 2014

Agencies: New Mexico State Police DPS

Cause of death: Shooting

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On May 8, New Mexico State Police fatally shot an armed Las Vegas, N.M., man when he confronted officers outside his home.

State Police were called to a home on Castle Drive about 4:30 p.m. to check on Arcenio Lujan, who was reportedly suicidal.

Officers saw Lujan exit and enter the residence several times carrying a rifle. Officers made numerous attempts to talk Lujan into cooperating with them, according to a news release.