A Texas police officer was charged Monday night with murder related to the fatal shooting of a black man who tried to end a fight, a report said.
The charges against Wolfe City Police Officer Shaun David Lucas date back to the death of 31-year-old Jonathan Price on Saturday, CBS DFW reported.
According to the report, Lucas is held for a $ 1 million bond.
Price, dubbed the “Pillar of the Community,” was trying to resolve 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 subsidiary WFAA-TV that the man had attacked Price. When the officers responded to a report of the incident, a police officer cursed the good Samaritan and shot him dead.
Price, a former athlete who worked for the city and was also a fitness instructor, said his family.
A witness who was in a shop across the street when gunfire rang out recognized the victim as Price and called him a “Pillar of the Community”.
“We all love him and appreciate him very much and are just the nicest guy you could ever meet,” Kyla Sanders told the TV station.