US cop charged with murder

08 Oct, 2020 - 00:10 0 Views

The Herald

TEXAS. — A Texas police officer stands charged with murder in the shooting of a 31-year-old Black man after a preliminary investigation determined his actions were unreasonable, authorities said.

Wolfe City officer Shaun Lucas responded to a call about a possible fight after 8 pm on Saturday, just north of the city centre, the Texas Department of Public Safety said. Wolfe City is about 70km northeast of Dallas.

“Officer Lucas made contact with a man, later identified as 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,” a DPS statement said.

Lucas used his Taser and then fired his weapon, hitting Price, the statement said. Price died at a hospital, according to the statement. “The preliminary investigation indicates that the actions of Officer Lucas were not (objectively) reasonable,” it said. – CNN

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