Texas officer charged with murder in fatal store shooting

(AP) — A white police officer has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a Black man following a reported disturbance at a convenience store in a small East Texas town.

The Texas Rangers say Jonathan Price was walking away from Wolfe City Police Officer Shaun Lucas Saturday night when Lucas opened fire, killing Price.

The 22-year-old police officer remained jailed on Tuesday. Jail records show bail was set at $1 million.

Lucas’ attorney says the officer only fired his weapon after Price tried to take away his stun gun.

Family and friends of the 31-year-old Price say he was intervening in a domestic disturbance when he was shot.

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