HUNT COUNTY, Texas (CBSDFW) – Shaun David Lucas, the Wolfe Metropolis police officer allegedly related to the capturing dying of Jonathan Worth was arrested and charged with homicide.
However inside hours of his arrest in Hunt County, Officer Lucas posted his $1 million bond.
“This is step one. This man is harmful and shouldn’t be out on bond. The household was relieved to listen to of his arrest and are trying ahead to his conviction,” mentioned Dallas lawyer Lee Merritt.
Worth, 31, was shot and killed outside a Wolfe City gas station on Saturday.
Described as a “hometown hero”, “standup man,” and “mentor who labored with kids,” most who spoke out publicly about Worth mentioned they’ll’t see any purpose why a police officer would shoot and kill him.
However that’s precisely what occurred on Saturday, after Worth allegedly stepped in to assist a girl out of a home violence scenario. Issues escalated between Worth and her abuser, however had calmed down, in accordance with witnesses by the point police arrived.
The circumstances surrounding Lucas’ final resolution to make use of lethal drive is now beneath investigation.
Worth’s father, Junior Worth spoke about that alleged lethal selection too on Monday, saying “I need to see what the person will get… what he has coming to him for killing my son.”
Monday afternoon, Worth’s household mentioned there’s video proof that the capturing was a legal act they usually need justice.
“The chief noticed the video and informed me he wasn’t pleased with what he noticed,” Merritt mentioned.
The Texas Rangers are answerable for investigating the capturing. They despatched CBS 11 Information the next assertion Monday night time:
“At roughly 8:24 p.m. on Oct. 3, 2020, Wolfe Metropolis Police Officer Shaun Lucas responded to a disturbance name on the 100 block of Santa Fe Avenue for a doable combat in progress. Officer Lucas made contact with a person, later recognized as 31-year-old Jonathan Worth, who was reportedly concerned within the disturbance.
Officer Lucas tried to detain Worth, who resisted in a non-threatening posture and commenced strolling away. Officer Lucas deployed his TASER, adopted by discharging his service weapon placing Worth. EMS was notified and Worth was transported to Hunt Regional Hospital, the place he later died.
The preliminary investigation signifies that the actions of Officer Lucas weren’t objectionably cheap. The Texas Rangers have charged Officer Lucas with the offense of Homicide and booked him into the Hunt County Jail. This investigation is being carried out by the Texas Rangers, with the cooperation of the Wolfe Metropolis Police Division and the Hunt County District Lawyer’s Workplace. No extra data is being launched right now.”
Wolfe Metropolis is 70 miles northeast of Dallas.