Wolfe Metropolis officer Shaun Lucas was “terminated for his egregious violation of the Metropolis’s and police division’s insurance policies,” a press release from Wolfe Metropolis stated.
The officer was responding to a report of a disturbance and a potential combat in progress Saturday at a comfort retailer in Wolfe Metropolis when he shot Worth 4 instances within the torso, the possible trigger affidavit launched by the Hunt County District Clerk stated.
Worth, a 31-year-old Black man, was intervening in a home dispute and was by no means violent earlier than Lucas shot him, stated S. Lee Merritt, the legal professional for Worth’s household.
Legal professional Robert Rogers, who’s representing Lucas, has stated Worth “didn’t declare to be an uninvolved, harmless occasion” earlier than Lucas tried to detain him.
Texas Rangers booked Lucas into the Hunt County Jail on Monday. It is not clear the place Lucas is being held or if he is bonded out. He isn’t listed on Hunt County’s on-line jail roster.
Lucas’ bond is about at $1 million, jail information point out.
Officer thought Worth was intoxicated, affidavit says
The officer arrived on the retailer and was greeted by Worth, who got here very near Lucas and requested, “You doing good?” a number of instances, in response to the affidavit. Worth tried to shake the officer’s hand.
Lucas thought Worth was intoxicated. He tried to detain him when Worth informed him, “I can not be detained,” the affidavit states.
“Officer Lucas continued to try to detain Worth by grabbing Worth’s arm and utilizing verbal instructions, which had been each unsuccessful,” the affidavit says.
Lucas informed Worth he can be tased if he did not comply and Worth started to stroll away, in response to the affidavit.
Lucas deployed the Taser, however the affidavit says the system was not totally efficient and Worth “continued to stroll towards Officer Lucas” whereas being tased.
In line with the affidavit, “Worth appeared to succeed in out and seize the top of Officer Lucas’ Taser” and Lucas shot him 4 instances within the higher torso.
Worth died at a hospital, the Texas Division of Public Security stated in a press release.
A preliminary post-mortem report from the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Workplace offered the reason for loss of life: gunshot wounds. A full report, with toxicology outcomes, is anticipated in six to eight weeks.
CNN’s Carma Hassan contributed to this report.