Wolfe City officer facing murder charge following shooting of unarmed man


After a black man was shot and killed by a white cop in Hunt County, that officer is now facing a murder charge.

Last night, the Texas Rangers arrested Wolfe City police officer Shaun Lucas and charged him with murder in the shooting death of 31-year-old Jonathan Price.

In a statement issued just before 11:00 p.m. Monday, the Rangers said Price was involved in a fight outside a convenience store Saturday evening, although witnesses say Price was actually trying to break up the fight.

According to reports, Lucas tried detaining Price, but Price started walking away. That's when Lucas deployed his Taser before fatally shooting Price.

Lucas' bond is set at $1 million. He is being held at the Hunty County jail.

"What people are saying now is that Mr. Price was breaking up a fight when law enforcement showed up," Lee Merritt, the Price family's spokesperson, said. "He [Price] was wrongfully targeted by law enforcement eventually Tased, eventually shot. It all took place in a matter of moments."

The shooting has sparked outrage in the city of just over 1,400 people, many of whom gathered for a candlelight vigil yesterday evening.

Before the arrest was announced, the City Council called a special meeting for Thursday evening to discuss the matter.