WOLFE CITY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Relations and a heartbroken group got here collectively Saturday to recollect Jonathan Worth at his funeral after he was shot and killed by a Wolfe Metropolis officer per week in the past.
The service was held at the highschool soccer subject in Wolfe Metropolis, which is in Hunt County.
Worth’s dying led to an outpouring of assist towards the household and group as he was well-known within the space.
On the funeral Saturday, his aunt spoke about her nephew earlier than companies started.
“Do like Jonathan. Do one of the best you possibly can day-after-day. He didn’t decide and select what day he was going to be a very good particular person. He did good day-after-day… each time I seen him he had a smile on his face… I by no means seen him offended, I by no means seen him elevate his voice. I at all times seen him at peace,” mentioned Ola Fields.
The 31-year-old was laid to relaxation at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Hunt County.
On Saturday, Oct. 3, Worth was killed by Shaun Lucas because the now-former officer was responding to a “doable combat in progress” at a comfort retailer. Lucas was charged with homicide and was fired from the division on Thursday.
An arrest affidavit by the Texas Ranger said Lucas believed Worth was drunk and tried to detain him. Lucas pulled out a taser and warned the sufferer to conform however Worth started strolling away. In accordance with the affidavit, the taser was not totally efficient and that Worth appeared to succeed in out and seize the top of the officer’s taser.
It was then, in keeping with the affidavit, that Lucas pulled out his gun and shot Worth 4 occasions. The Texas Rangers decided Lucas “deliberately and knowingly prompted the dying of Worth.”