A beloved former student-athlete in Texas was killed by police on Saturday after trying to break up a fight.
According to FOX4, Jonathan Price was at a gas station in Wolfe City, 70 miles northeast of Dallas, when he intervened in a confrontation between a man and woman.
Witnesses said an officer then responded to the incident and fired multiple shots as the fight escalated, killing the former Hardin-Simmons University football player.
“Didn’t think that was the last time I would see him, he was walking out the truck, going with his friends with a smile on his face. He always smile. Now he’s gone,” Price’s mother, Marcella Louis, told FOX4.
The grieving mother said she hurried to the gas station when she heard her son had been shot.
“They wouldn’t let me get close to my baby,” she told WFAA. “I just wanted to hold his hands and they wouldn’t let me do that.”
Police said the officer involved has been placed on administrative leave. But investigators didn’t release any more information on the case. The name of the shooter and victim is also withheld at this point. However, witnesses identified the shooter as a white officer, while family members confirmed…