Loku’s killing was more than just an anecdote in a larger trend. It was singular, too — a period jabbed into a sentence not yet half done. In interviews, witnesses, friends and family members paint a remarkable portrait of his life. But his death is still a fog, a mystery of conflicting accounts. Fundamental questions about the entire incident remain. Where was the hammer when Loku was shot? Could the police have talked him down? Did they even try? Robin Hicks, the last non-police officer to see him alive, for one, doesn’t think they did enough. “I don’t even know if Andrew even had time to drop the hammer,” she said. “I really don’t. Everything just happened so fast.”…Continue reading