Wolfe City officer Shaun Lucas was “fired for blatantly violating civil and police department policies,” a Wolfe City statement said.
The officer responded to a report of a disturbance and possible fight going on Saturday at a grocery store in Wolfe City when he shot the price four times in the trunk, said the possible cause statement released by the Hunt County District Clerk.
Price, a 31-year-old black man, intervened in a domestic dispute and was never violent before Lucas shot him, said S. Lee Merritt, Price’s family lawyer.
Lawyer Robert Rogers, who represents Lucas, said the honor “did not claim to be an unbroken, innocent party” before Lucas attempted to detain him.
The Texas Rangers held Lucas in Hunt County Jail on Monday. It is not clear where Lucas is being held or whether he is connected. It is not listed on the Hunt County Jail Online.
Lucas’s bond is set at $ 1 million, according to prison records.
The officer believed the price was drunk, the affidavit said
The officer arrived at the store and was greeted by Price, who came very close to Lucas and asked, “Are you okay?” many times, according to the affidavit. Price tried to shake the officer’s hand.
Lucas thought the price was drunk. She tried to hold him when Price told him, “I can not hold him,” the statement said.
“Officer Lucas continued to try to hold Price by grabbing Price’s hand and using verbal orders, both of which were unsuccessful,” the statement said.
Lucas told Price he would be offended if he did not comply, and Price began to walk away, according to the affidavit.
Lucas developed the Taser, but the affidavit states that the device was not fully effective and Price “continued to walk toward Officer Lucas” while she was tempted.
According to the affidavit, “Price appeared to reach and pull the end of Lucas’ Taser” and Lucas shot him four times in the upper torso.
Price died at the hospital, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.
A preliminary autopsy report from the Dallas Medical Examiner’s Office gave the cause of death: gunshot wounds A full report, with toxicology results, is expected in six to eight weeks.
CNN’s Carma Hassan contributed to this report.