SANTA FE, N.M. — State Police have identified the two officers involved in the fatal shooting of a 48-year-old Las Vegas man on May 8, and they have about four years of experience as State Police officers between them.
They have been identified as officer Anthony Robinson, a one-year NMSP veteran, and Jonathan Wright, a three-year veteran. Police did not provide any new details about the shooting.
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.
About 6:30 p.m., Lujan walked out of his fenced yard and pointed the rifle at police, who then shot him. He died at the scene.
State Police officials said the two officers, whom they initially declined to name, were placed on administrative leave, which is standard procedure for officer-involved shootings.
The shooting was the department’s second officer-involved shooting in less than a week. The Saturday before, three State Police officers shot Daniel Olguin, 41, in Los Lunas after they said he fired dozens of rounds inside his home during a five-hour standoff that started as a domestic dispute. Olguin was last reported as being in stable condition at University of New Mexico Hospital.