Suspect Arrested in Fatal Shooting at 12775 Medfield

December 22, 2009 - Charges are pending against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of a man at 12775 Medfield about 11 a.m. on Monday (Dec. 21).

Devon Thacker Jr. (b/m, DOB: 11-9-91) is facing charges of capital murder.

The male victim, 40, suffered a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity is pending verification by the Harris County Medical Examiner’s Office.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant A. Carrillo and Senior Police Officer H. Chavez reported:

Witnesses reported hearing gunshots coming from the Medfield Food Store at 12775 Medfield and saw the suspect leaving the store shortly after the gunshots. Witnesses then entered the food store and found the victim, identified as the store clerk. The black male suspect was seen in the passenger seat of a light green Ford Taurus shortly before the shooting. Investigators believe the suspect was attempting to rob the store clerk.

Acting on a tip, investigators arrested Thacker at his residence in the 11700 block of Logan Ridge about 9:10 a.m. today without incident.

Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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