Officer charged with murder for shooting Black man who tried to break up a dispute

Jonathan Price, 31, was shot and killed by Wolfe City Police officer Shaun David Lucas in a convenience store parking lot after he was trying to diffuse a domestic dispute.
1:49 | 10/06/20

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Back now with breaking news in the shooting death of Jonathan price, a black man killed while trying to break up a domestic dispute, the police officer now charged in the murder and we have the story from Marcus Moore. Reporter: George, good morning. That arrest came hour, just hours after people took to the streets of this small Texas town. You can see the memorial here, Jonathan price an admired member of the community, shot and killed at this convenience store. This morning, Wolfe city police officer Shaun David Lucas charged with murder in the death of Jonathan price. Oh, lord, that was my son. My baby. Reporter: Price, a 31-year-old city employee was killed in this convenience store parking lot after witnesses say he was trying to defuse a heated argument between a couple inside the store. Three gunshots went off and I turned and looked at them and said a cop just shot somebody. Reporter: According to the Texas rangers which is handling the investigation, when officer Lucas arrived, price walked away in, quote, a nonthreatening posture. The rangers say Lucas tasered price before shooting and killing him. Adding the preliminary investigation indicates the actions of officer Lucas were not objectively reasonable. Price was a beloved pillar of the community who worked with and coached children and had a personal training business. Overnight more than 100 people showing up to honor Jonathan's life outside the gas station where he was killed locking hands and wearing masks. Black people aren't making it up. We're not playing a race card. There is a problem. Reporter: Bail was set at $1 million but this morning there's still so much we don't know about what happen at this convenience store but police making that arrest. Michael, that is exactly what the family demanded.

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