Update (October 6, 2020): A Wolfe City police officer has been charged for shooting Jonathan Price outside of a gas station on Saturday evening. 

Police in the city arrested Shaun David Lucas on Monday and set his bond at $1 million. According to a CBS DFW21, Price was helping a woman with a domestic violence situation and had largely resolved it when Lucas arrived.

In a statement, The Texas Rangers said Lucas tried to arrest Price but he “resisted in a non-threatening posture and began walking away.”

“Officer Lucas deployed his TASER, followed by discharging his service weapon striking Price. EMS was notified and Price was transported to Hunt Regional Hospital, where he later died,” the Texas Rangers statement said. 

“The preliminary investigation indicates that the actions of Officer Lucas were not objectionably reasonable.  The Texas Rangers have charged Officer Lucas with the offense of Murder and booked him into the Hunt County Jail,” the statement added. 

Lee Merritt, an attorney in Dallas, told CBS DFW21 that the police chief of the city had seen a video of the incident and “wasn’t happy with what he saw.“

“This is the first step. This man is dangerous and should not be out on bond. The family was relieved to hear of his arrest and are looking forward to his conviction,” Merritt said.

The news outlet also spoke with Price’s father, who said he wants to see what happens in the case.

“I want to see what the man gets… what he has coming to him for killing my son,” he said. 

Original (October 5, 2020): A beloved former student-athlete in Texas was killed by police on Saturday after trying to break up a fight.

According to FOX4, Jonathan Price was at a gas station in Wolfe City, 70 miles northeast of Dallas, when he intervened in a confrontation between a man and woman.

Witnesses said an officer then responded to the incident and fired multiple shots as the fight escalated, killing the former Hardin-Simmons University football player. 

“Didn't think that was the last time I would see him, he was walking out the truck, going with his friends with a smile on his face. He always smile. Now he’s gone,” Price’s mother, Marcella Louis, told FOX4.

The grieving mother said she hurried to the gas station when she heard her son had been shot.

“They wouldn’t let me get close to my baby,” she told WFAA. “I just wanted to hold his hands and they wouldn’t let me do that.”

Police said the officer involved has been placed on administrative leave. But investigators didn't release any more information on the case. The name of the shooter and victim is also withheld at this point. However, witnesses identified the shooter as a white officer, while family members confirmed Price's identity.