Cop charged with murder in fatal shooting of Jonathan Price

A Texas police officer was charged with murder Monday night in connection to the fatal shooting of a black man who was trying to break up a fight, a report said.

The charges to Wolfe City police officer Shaun David Lucas stem from the Saturday shooting death of 31-year-old Jonathan Price, CBS DFW reported.

Lucas is being held on $1 million bond, the report said.

Price, described as a “pillar of the community,” was trying to break up a domestic feud between a man and a woman at a Wolfe City gas station when he was gunned down by police.

Family members and friends had told ABC affiliate WFAA-TV that the man assaulted Price, and when officers responded to a report of the disturbance, a cop tased the good Samaritan, then shot him.

Price, a former athlete, worked for the city and was also a fitness trainer, his family said.

A witness who was in a store across the street when shots rang out recognized the victim as Price, calling him a “pillar of the community.”

“We all love him and think so highly of him and just the nicest guy you could ever meet,” Kyla Sanders told the TV station.

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