Texas Cop Killed A Black Man Called A ‘Pillar of The Community’; Cop Charged With Murder

A white Texas police officer was apprehended on Monday night and charged with the murder of a Black man who simply was “walking away” from a domestic dispute that occurred in front of a convenience store last weekend, authorities said.

What We Know:

  • The Texas Department of Public Safety mentioned in a statement emailed to USA TODAY that the Texas Rangers have accused Wolfe City officer Shaun Lucas of the deadly shooting of 31-year-old Jonathan Price.
  • It is mentioned in the statement that “The preliminary investigation indicates that the actions of Officer Lucas were not objectionably reasonable.’’
  • Texas police officers state that Lucas responded to a call about a potential fight happening Saturday evening on the 100 block of Santa Fe Street in Wolfe City, about 60 miles northeast of Dallas.

  • According to the Rangers’ statement, the officer tried to detain Price “who resisted in a non-threatening posture and began walking away”. It is also mentioned that Lucas had tased Price before shooting him with his police gun.
  • Price was then taken to Hunt Regional Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
  • Several media channels have circulated that Lucas was booked into Hunt County Jail Monday night with a bail set at $1 million.
  • Civil rights attorney Lee Merritt, who represents Price’s family, said the murder charge is a “step” toward justice.

  • Price’s death has caused residents to take to the streets demanding justice, following other protests such as Louisville, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Rochester, and other cities due to Black people dying or being killed by the police.

On Monday night, an observance for Price took place in Wolfe City, where he was well-known and celebrated as a “pillar of the community”.