Ex-cop acquitted of murder in shooting in small Texas town
A former police officer in a small Texas town was found not guilty of murder Thursday in the slaying of a Black man who offered a handshake as the officer arrived to respond to a call about a fight at a convenience store. Lucas was an officer in Wolfe City where Price, who had played football for Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, was a city employee, personal trainer and bodybuilder with dreams of starting his own fitness center. Lucas was charged with murdering Price the night of Oct. 3, 2020, and fired from the police force five days later.news.yahoo.com
Wolfe City police officer antagonized people in small Texas town prior to shooting of Jonathan Price, residents say
On Thursday, Wolfe City fired Shaun Lucas — one of three police officers on its roll — citing the fatal shooting. On Thursday, Wolfe City fired Lucas — one of three officers on its roll — citing the fatal shooting. That footage has not been made public, though Price’s family has made formal requests to the city, Texas Rangers and Hunt County prosecutors. Price was one of those Wolfe City scions who embraced the friendly ideal of “not seeing color” that residents say they hold dear. The Wolfe City council fired Lucas on Thursday for “egregious violation” of city policies, but did not give specifics.
A white police officer charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a Black man in a small Texas city has been fired.
DALLAS – A white police officer charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a Black man in a small Texas city has been fired. Shaun Lucas, 22, was fired Thursday for “his egregious violation of the city’s and police department’s policies,” Wolfe City said in a statement. NBC News reported Lucas was one of six Wolfe City peace officers, all of whom are white. Wolfe City is roughly 70 miles northeast of Dallas. Lucas is accused of fatally shooting Jonathan Price, 31, Saturday night at a gas station in Texas.
Texas officer charged in Black man's fatal shooting fired
This booking photo provided by the Hunt County (Texas) Sheriff's Office shows Wolfe City Police Officer Shaun Lucas on Monday, Oct. 5, 2020. (Hunt County Sheriff's Office via AP)DALLAS – A white police officer charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a Black man in a small East Texas city was fired Thursday. A statement from Wolfe City said Officer Shaun Lucas, 22, was fired for “his egregious violation” of city and police department policy. He said witnesses have said Price was “too far away to even be considered as reaching for the” stun gun. When Lucas produced a stun gun, Price began to walk away.
Affidavit: Man fatally shot by Texas cop offered handshake
This booking photo provided by the Hunt County (Texas) Sheriff's Office shows Wolfe City Police Officer Shaun Lucas on Monday, Oct. 5, 2020. According to the affidavit, written by a Texas Ranger, the entire interaction between the two on Oct. 3 was captured on a body camera. The affidavit said that Lucas then fired four times, striking Price in the upper torso. “I have as many white friends as I do Black friends," said Coleman, who is Black. “In fact I probably have more white friends than Black because the disparity of the population is that great."
Texas family seeks answers after officer killed unarmed man
WOLFE CITY, Texas – A family demanded answers Monday after an unarmed man was shot and killed by a police officer at a convenience store in a small East Texas town. Authorities said as of Tuesday, Wolfe City police officer Shaun Lucas is facing a murder charge in Jonathan Price’s death. The incident happened Saturday in Wolfe City, a town of about 1,500 residents about 70 miles (113 kilometers) northeast of Dallas. Messages left by The Associated Press with the Texas Rangers and the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office, which is assisting in the investigation, were not immediately returned. Junior Price, Jonathan Price's father, was among those who rushed to the scene after hearing of the shooting.
Texas officer charged with murder in fatal store shooting
This booking photo provided by the Hunt County (Texas) Sheriff's Office shows Wolfe City Police Officer Shaun Lucas on Monday, Oct. 5, 2020. (Hunt County Sheriff's Office via AP)WOLFE CITY, Texas – A white police officer has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a Black man following a reported disturbance at a convenience store in a small East Texas town, authorities said. Following the shooting Saturday night in Wolfe City, city officials only confirmed that an officer-involved shooting had occurred and the officer had been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation by the Texas Rangers. According to the Texas Rangers’ statement, Lucas responded to a disturbance call on Saturday night following a report of a possible fight. Mr. Price resisted the effects of the (stun gun) and attempted to take it away from Officer Lucas," Snider said.
Texas police officer arrested on suspicion of murder in fatal shooting of Jonathan Price
Jonathan Price was fatally shot this weekend and Wolfe City police officer Shaun Lucas has been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the 31-year-old's death. Merritt said Price had seen a man assaulting a woman and intervened. When police arrived, Merritt said Price raised his hands and tried to explain what was happening. DPS said Lucas tried to detain Price, who “resisted in a non-threatening posture and began walking away.”Lucas fired a taser at Price, then shot him, DPS said. “The preliminary investigation indicates that the actions of Officer Lucas were not objectionably reasonable,” the agency's statement read.