The family of Jonathan Price, a 31-year-old African American, has accused the police of having killed him with a gunshot in an incident that occurred in Wolfe City, in the state of Texas, last Saturday, the Fox network reported on Monday.
The event took place while the police tried to break up a fight which took place at a gas station in that city, according to this medium, which ensures that the authorities have released few details of the events, although they have reported that they are carrying out an investigation to clarify them. They also add that the Texas Rangers are collaborating in the investigation and that the officer involved has been suspended until the case is resolved.
However and, according to other media, Price’s family pointed out that he was killed by police shots at the aforementioned gas station when I tried to mediate in a dispute between a man and a woman. The relatives specified that the police who participated in the event must have believed that it was a fight between two men and, after trying to use a taser gun, they fired several shots that ended the life of Price.
According to preliminary reports of the event, Price was shot several times and died of his injuries. The police have not confirmed the name of the victim, or if it is a fatal shooting.
«I didn’t think it would be the last time I would see him, he would get out of the truck, go with his friends with a smile on his face … always smile … now it’s gone“, Said Price’s mother, Marcella Louis, in statements collected by Fox.”Everyone loves Jonathan, all, black, white, Mexican, all. It doesn’t matter, he loved them all and they loved him, ”said April Louis, Price’s sister, whose family will hold a vigil in his honor today.
US media highlight the fact that Price’s death caused a outrage movement on social networks, where many users have expressed their anger at the excessive use of force by the police and have demanded justice for the victim. The hashtag #JusticeforJonathan has become, according to these media, one of the topics of the moment on the Twitter network.