A Texas police officer was charged with murder Monday night in connection to the fatal shooting of a black man who was trying to break up a fight, a report said.
The charges to Wolfe City police officer Shaun David Lucas stem from the Saturday shooting death of 31-year-old Jonathan Price, CBS DFW reported.
Lucas is being held on $1 million bond, the report said.
Price, described as a “pillar of the community,” was trying to break up 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 affiliate WFAA-TV that the man assaulted Price, and when officers responded to a report of the disturbance, a cop tased the good Samaritan, then shot him.
Price, a former athlete, worked for the city and was also a fitness trainer, his family said.
A witness who was in a store across the street when shots rang out recognized the victim as Price, calling him a “pillar of the community.”
“We all love him and think so highly of him and just the nicest guy you could ever meet,” Kyla Sanders told the TV station.