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 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 officers responded to a report of the disturbance, a cop tased the good Samaritan, then shot him.