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Wolfe City residents to memorialize Price at Saturday public event

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Lindsey Wiley
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Raylisa Price has organized an event scheduled for 1 p.m. Nov. 5.

In Wolfe City, Raylisa Price, the sister of Jonathan Price has organized a memorial event for her brother this Saturday. Jonathan Price was fatally shot by a Wolfe City police officer in October 2020. Former Wolfe City police officer Shaun Lucas was on duty when he shot Price in the parking lot of a convenience store. Lucas was responding to a report of an altercation when he encountered Price. An investigation conducted by the Texas Rangers found that Lucas was not justified in using deadly force. He was fired from the department and charged with murder. A jury in Greenville found Lucas not guilty last month. Defense attorneys say Price appeared intoxicated and grabbed for the officer’s Taser before Lucas shot him. A federal civil complaint has been filed by Price's family against Lucas and the City of Wolfe City.

Wolfe City residents will memorialize Price Saturday at 1 p.m. in the concession area of Wolfe City High School. Raylisa Price told the Greenville Herald Banner that food trucks will be on site and any other food trucks wanting to participate are welcome. Last week, Wolfe City Independent School District board voted to rename the football field house the Johnathan Price Fieldhouse. Price was a Class of 2007 Wolfe City High School alumnus and played tailback for the football team. Price’s birthday is Nov. 3. More information is available at a Facebook page for the event. The page is called Jonathan’s Birthday Weekend.