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Police Officer Charged With Murder Of Texas Man Who He Shot In The Back

At approximately 8:24 p.m. on Oct. 3, 2020, Wolfe City Police Officer Shaun Lucas responded to a disturbance call at the 100 block of Santa Fe Street for a possible fight in progress.

Officer Lucas made contact with a man, later identified as 31-year-old Jonathan Price, who was reportedly involved in the disturbance. Officer Lucas attempted to detain Price, who resisted in a non-threatening posture and began walking away. Officer Lucas deployed his taser, followed by discharging his service weapon striking Price. EMS was notified and Price was transported to Hunt Regional Hospital, where he later died.

The Texas Rangers have charged Officer Lucas with the offense of Murder and booked him into the Hunt County Jail. This investigation is being conducted by the Texas Rangers, with the cooperation of the Wolfe City Police Department and the Hunt County District Attorney's Office.
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Wolfe City officer charged with murder in fatal shooting of Jonathan Price

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Shaun Lucas (Source: Hunt County Judicial Records)
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By KLTV Digital Media Staff | October 5, 2020 at 10:59 PM CDT - Updated October 5 at 11:12 PM

WOLFE CITY, Texas (KLTV) - From the Texas Department of Public Safety:

At approximately 8:24 p.m. on Oct. 3, 2020, Wolfe City Police Officer Shaun Lucas responded to a disturbance call at the 100 block of Santa Fe Street for a possible fight in progress.

Officer Lucas made contact with a man, later identified as 31-year-old Jonathan Price, who was reportedly involved in the disturbance. Officer Lucas attempted to detain Price, who resisted in a non-threatening posture and began walking away. Officer Lucas deployed his TASER, followed by discharging his service weapon striking Price. EMS was notified and Price was transported to Hunt Regional Hospital, where he later died.

The preliminary investigation indicates that the actions of Officer Lucas were not objectionably reasonable.

The Texas Rangers have charged Officer Lucas with the offense of Murder and booked him into the Hunt County Jail. This investigation is being conducted by the Texas Rangers, with the cooperation of the Wolfe City Police Department and the Hunt County District Attorney's Office.

No additional information is being released at this time.

RELATED: Texas Rangers investigating fatal officer-involved shooting incident in Wolfe City

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Body cam shows Officer Lucas tried to forcibly detain Price 07.Oct.2020 17:25

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Affidavit: Wolfe City officer's body cam captured deadly shooting, his attorney claims actions were justified

An affidavit obtained by News 12 states the confrontation between a white Wolfe City police officer and an unarmed Black man that resulted in a deadly shooting and the officer arrested for murder was captured on his body camera.

The court document states Officer Shaun Lucas, 22, responded to a disturbance at the Kwik Chek convenience store around 8:30 Saturday night. Lucas was greeted by Jonathan Price, 31, who stated, "you doing good," extending his hand in a handshake gesture while coming very close to Officer Lucas. Price apologized for broken glass on the ground and stated someone had tried to "wrap me up."

Lucas told Texas Rangers he believed Price to be intoxicated and attempted to detain him, and Price stated, "I can't be detained."

Lucas attempted to detain Price by grabbing Price's arm and using verbal commands, which were both unsuccessful according to the affidavit.

Officer Lucas then produced a Taser and told Price to comply or the Taser would be applied. Price failed to comply and began to walk away.

"Officer Lucas deployed the Taser which was not fully effective," the affidavit states. "While being Tased, Price continued to walk toward Officer Lucas. Price appeared to grab the end of Officer Lucas' Taser. Officer Lucas discharged his firearm four times striking Price in the upper torso.