The Texas Department of Public Safety has released the probable cause affidavit for the arrest of a Wolfe City police officer who shot and killed an unarmed man Saturday night. Officer Shaun Lucas has since been arrested and charged with murder for shooting Jonathan Price.
According to the affidavit, Lucas was called to the convenience store about 8:30 p.m. Saturday for a "possible fight in progress." When he arrived, he says Price greeted him, asking, "You doing good?" several times and says Price extended his arm for a handshake.
"Price apologized for broken glass on the ground and stated someone had tried to 'wrap me up,'" the affidavit reads.
Lucas said he thought Price was drunk and tried to detain him.
"Price stated, 'I can't be detained,'" the affidavit says.
Lucas ordered Price to stop walking away and warned him he would be tased. When Price continued, Lucas fired the taser, but he says the taser was not effective, and Price started walking toward him.
"Price appeared to reach out and grab the end of Officer Lucas' taser," the affidavit continues. "Officer Lucas discharged his firearm four times striking Price in the upper torso."
DPS says the entire encounter was captured on body camera; investigators are also reviewing the store's surveillance video.
Price was pronounced dead at the hospital.
A public visitation is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday in Greenville:
Love & Integrity Funeral Services
4900 King Street
Greenville, Texas 75401
Price's funeral will take place Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Wolfe City High School football field at 8353 TX-34, Wolfe City, TX 75496
Masks will be required for both services.
A horse drawn carriage will then take Price to the cemetery.