A white police officer has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of an innocent Black man following a reported disturbance at a convenience store in a small East Texas town, authorities said.
Jonathan Price was walking away from Wolfe City Police Officer Shaun Lucas on Saturday night when Lucas opened fire, killing Price, the Texas Rangers said in a statement released by the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Lucas, 22, was booked into the Hunt County Jail on Monday night, the Texas Rangers said. Jail records show bail was set at $1 million.
This is one of the few cases where a white police officer is charged for murdering innocent Black men. For the past four years, since the Trump administration signalled to Police Unions across the nation that his administration does not intend to pursue federal charges in officer-involved shootings, the rate of police shootings has skyrocketed.
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