Protesters take to streets after black man killed by Texas cop
Protesters streamed through the streets of Wolfe City, Texas, on Monday night, chanting the name of Jonathan Price — the black man who was killed by a police officer over the weekend.
The march went past the gas station where Price, 31, was gunned down Saturday while intervening in a fight between a man and a woman, witnesses said.
Wolfe City Officer Shaun Lucas responded to a call for a domestic fight just after 8 p.m., using a Taser on Price and then firing his weapon.
Price — described as a “pillar of the community” — died at the hospital.
Lucas, who is white, has since been charged with murder.
“The preliminary investigation indicates that the actions of Officer Lucas were not (objectively) reasonable,” said a statement from the Texas Department of Safety.
Later Monday night, a vigil was held in Wolfe City, about 70 miles northeast of Dallas, at the gas station.
Protests also raged Monday night in Los Angeles, where dozens marched to the LA Police Department headquarters, vandalizing ATMs and smashing windows along the way, CBS Los Angeles reported.
It’s unclear who organized the LA protest, but members wrote “Jonathan Price” in graffiti.
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