Little details released regarding officer involved shooting in rural Hunt County town
An officer involved shooting over the weekend has garnered widespread attention across social media, causing many people to ask questions about the circumstances of the death. While police officials have released little information due to an active investigation, here is what has been reported.
According to Hunt County Theft Reports, a local news site covering Hunt County, the Wolfe City Police Department was called to a disturbance at the Kwik Check gas station, 107 S. Santa Fe Street around 8:45PM on Saturday evening. At some point during the situation, shots were fired and one person was hit.
The individual hit by gunfire was transported to a local hospital, but pronounced deceased. He has been identified as 32-year-old Jonathan Price of Wolfe City.
There are unconfirmed reports that Price was attempting to break up a fight when shots were fired. That information is still being vetted through law enforcement officials, but they are remaining tight-lipped about the incident.
A Facebook post by the Wolfe City Police Department indicated the officer involved has been placed on administrative leave while the Texas Rangers investigate the incident. There have been no other details released about the shooting.
A large vigil was held this evening at the gas station where the shooting occurred. A fundraiser for the victim has already collected over $60,000 for his family.
We will provide additional details regarding the circumstances of this shooting when released by law enforcement officials.