Shocking video released shows acquitted North Texas ex-cop shooting unarmed man, DOJ review requested

Wolfe City, Texas — On October 3, 2020, at approximately 8:24 p.m., Wolfe City Police Officer Shaun Lucas, then 24-years old, responded to a disturbance call at the 100 block of Santa Fe Street for a possible fight in progress. Officer Lucas made contact with 31-year-old Jonathan Price, who was reportedly involved in the disturbance.

Officer Lucas attempted to detain Price, who resisted in a non-threatening posture and began walking away. Officer Lucas deployed his TASER, followed by discharging his service weapon striking Price. EMS was notified and Price was transported to Hunt Regional Hospital, where he later died.

[Following the shooting, Price’s father arrived on scene. Watch the full video below.]

Lucas’ use of deadly force resulted in his arrest two days after the incident. He was fired and charged with murdering Price in October 2020, and his use-of-force response was deemed “not objectively reasonable” by the Texas Rangers after a review of the footage. On September 22, 2022, A Texas jury found former Wolfe City officer Shaun Lucas not guilty in the shooting death of Jonathan Price.

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