Las Vegas, New Mexico
May 08, 2014
Agencies: New Mexico State Police DPS
Cause of death: Shooting
Last updated: over 5 years ago
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.