Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 12:35 pm (Updated: May 18, 1:16 pm)
No matter how you look at it, the death of Arcenio Lujan is a tragedy.
Lujan was shot and killed by two state police officers on May 8 after he reportedly pointed a rifle at them. The officers were there checking in on Lujan because his former supervisor and a friend notified authorities that he appeared to be suicidal.
By most accounts, Lujan was a good man who was battling addiction to prescription drugs. Addiction is an insidious disease that robs people of their hope and leaves a trail of wrecked lives in its wake.
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