Texas police officer charged with murder over killing of black man

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  • Actions of officer Shaun Lucas, 22, ‘not objectionably reasonable’
  • Jonathan Price, 31, shot outside convenience store on Saturda

A white police officer has been charged with murder in connection with the shooting of a black man following a reported disturbance at a convenience store in a small east Texas town over the weekend, authorities said.

Wolfe City officer Shaun Lucas, 22, was booked into the Hunt county jail over the death of 31-year-old Jonathan Price, the Texas Rangers said in a statement released by the Texas department of public safety.

“The preliminary investigation indicates that the actions of Officer Lucas were not objectionably reasonable,” the statement said.

Jail records show bail was set at $1m. It was not immediately known if Lucas had a lawyer who could comment on his behalf.

Source: The Guardian , The Texas Tribune