UPDATED 11:15 PM
The Wolfe City Police Department officer involved in the fatal shooting of Jonathan Price has been arrested and charged with Murder.
WCPD Officer Shaun Lucas was booked into the Hunt County Detention Center on Monday night. Lucas was placed on administrative leave by the police department on Sunday, according to WCPD.
DPS has now confirmed that Lucas has been charged with Murder. Bond has been set at $1,000,000.
DPS released the following statement late on Monday night:
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.
Witnesses at the scene have said that Price was attempting to break up the reported disturbance and was not part of the disturbance other than that.