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According to authorities, a disturbance at a convenience store that led to a black man shooting has led to a white police officer’s arrest in a small east Texas town. Shaun David Lucas, the Wolfe City police officer allegedly involved in the shooting of Jonathan Price that led to the black man’s death, was arrested and charged with murder. 

“The preliminary investigation indicates that the actions of Officer Lucas were not objectionably reasonable,” as stated by the texas department of public safety. 

Lucas’ bond was set at $1m. No comment yet from the arrested police officer yet as it is still unknown if he already has a lawyer representing him. 

“This is the first step. This man is dangerous and should not be out on bond. The family was relieved to hear of his arrest and are looking forward to his conviction,” said Dallas attorney Lee Merritt. 

Jonathan Price, 31, was shot and killed outside a Wolfe City gas station on Saturday.  According to the statement, Lucas contacted Price, who allegedly stepped in to help a woman out of a domestic violence situation. According to witnesses, things heated up between Price and the abuser but had calmed down when police arrived.  

“When police arrived, I’m told, he raised his hands and attempted to explain what was going on,” according to civil rights attorney Lee Merritt in a Facebook post. “Police fired Tasers at him, and when his body convulsed from the electrical current, they ‘perceived a threat’ and shot him to death.” 

Merritt then made another post after Lucas’ arrest: “This didn’t happen quickly. It should happen the day he murdered JP. John should still be here.” 

In another statement by the Texas Rangers, Price “resisted in a non-threatening posture and began walking away.” This encounter prompted the police officer to use a stun gun on Price then shot him, who was taken to a hospital but died. 

Police did not release any further details about the disturbance. 

 A “Hometown Hero.”

People close to Price described him as a figure well-known in the closely-knit community. The town has about 1,500 residents about 70 miles north-east of Dallas. He was, according to them, a “hometown hero,” “standup guy,” and “mentor who worked with children,” and said they couldn’t see any reason why a police officer would shoot and kill him. 

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