Who was Jonathan Price and why was he killed by police?

JONATHAN Price was a black man who was recently killed by police in a small town in Texas.

Price was reportedly breaking up a domestic incident between a couple at a gas station when he was shot dead by authorities.

Who was Jonathan Price?

Jonathan Price was a 31-year-old black man from Wolfe City, Texas who was allegedly shot and killed by police on October 4.

Wolfe City lies an hour northeast of Dallas.

Price was a personal trainer and an employee of the Wolfe City public works department, according to family members.

Witness Kyla Sanders told WFAA that Price was a "pillar of the community" and the "nicest guy you could ever meet."

Why was he shot and killed by police?

Price was breaking up an argument between a couple in a convenience store when the fight spilled out onto the street.

When officers arrived at the scene, Price was allegedly tazed and then shot.

The officer in question who shot him was reportedly white. The cops were placed on administrative leave pending an investigation by the Texas Rangers, according to Wolfe City authorities.

A small memorial was set up for Price at the Kwick Check gas station where he was killed.

What did people say about his death?

“They took my son from me,” Price's mother, Marcella Louis, told WFAA. “They took my baby.”

“Everybody loved Jonathan. Everybody,” said his sister, April Louis.

“Black, white, Mexican, it doesn’t matter. He loved everybody. Everybody loved him.” 

Professional baseball player Will Brooks who grew up with Price said everybody from their hometown was "angry, sad and broken" over his death.

"The last thing I want to see is that town get torn to pieces because of this," he said. "Most people in that town are behind Jonathan and everything he was about and who he is and who he was as a person."

Brooks has set up a GoFundMe page titled Justice for Jonathan to raise money for his memorial and funeral.

The page has already raised over $50,000. You can donate here.

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