The officer who shot and killed Jonathan Price has been identified as Officer Shaun Lucas who is currently on administrative leave.
Reports say, after Shaun Lucas shot Price He fail to save his life.
A relatives of Jonathan said he was trying to diffuse a domestic violence situation when he was shot and killed. A friend described him as a “pillar of the community.”
The shooting happened near the Kwik Check gas station at 103 Santa Fe Street.
Price had been an employee of the city at the time of his death, family members said.
A Wolfe City Police Officer has been placed on administrative leave for shooting and killing a black man.
Reports indicate the shooting happened at a convenience store Saturday night after police arrived on the scene to a disturbance.
A post on Facebook says the victim name is Jonathan Price.
‘He was an unarmed Black man breaking up a domestic dispute, defending a woman he didn’t know at a gas station in the middle of town.
His hands were in the air, and He was shot once in the chest and twice in the back, reportedly.
Wolfe City issued a brief statement Sunday morning via Facebook.
“On October 3, 2020 an Officer involved shooting occurred in Wolfe City. The Officer has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation of this matter by the Texas Rangers. No further information is available for release at this time.”
Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks said none of his deputies, who also arrived at the scene of the incident, were involved in the shooting.
“It was not a Hunt County Sheriff’s deputy,” Meeks said. “It was a Wolfe City Police Department officer, but we are assisting with the investigation.”
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