White Texas police officer charged with murder in fatal shooting of black man

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WOLFE CITY, Texas (AP) – 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.

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Johnathan Price.

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The Texas Rangers say Jonathan Price was walking away from Wolfe City Police Officer Shaun Lucas when Lucas opened fire Saturday night, killing Price.

Family and friends of Price, who was 31, said Monday that the one-time college football player was intervening in a domestic disturbance when he was shot.

The 22-year-old police officer was booked Monday into the Hunt County Jail. Bail was set at $1 million. It wasn’t immediately known if Lucas had a lawyer who could comment on his behalf.

Below is an official statement from National Civil Rights Attorney Lee Merritt, who is representing the family of Jonathan Price.

Permission granted to Nexstar Media Group for use of Price family attorney, Lee Merritt, Esq.

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