Wolfe City ISD to dedicate Jonathan Price Fieldhouse during Saturday ceremony
Price was fatally shot by former Wolfe City police officer Shaun Lucas in 2020.
In Wolfe City, the high school’s field house will be named in honor of former Wolfe City resident Jonathan Price this Saturday. A dedication ceremony officially naming the Jonathan Price Fieldhouse has been scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday.
In October 2020, Price was fatally shot by a Wolfe City police officer. 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 September. 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.
Price was a Class of 2007 Wolfe City High School alumnus and was an outstanding tailback for the football team.