POLICE Department

UPDATE: Suspect Arrested, Charged Fatal Shooting at 8021 North Main Street

September 7, 2022 - Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of a man at 8021 North Main Street about 11:20 p.m. on Sunday (Sept. 4).

The suspect, James B. Thomas, 62, is charged with murder in the 177th State District Court. His booking photo is attached to this news release.

The victim, Gary Jerome Hunter, 38, was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

HPD Homicide Division Detectives M. Condon and J. Brown reported:

Officers were dispatched to a shooting call outside a convenience store at the above address and observed the victim with a gunshot wound to the chest.  Paramedics transported the man to a hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Further investigation identified Thomas as the suspect, and on Tuesday (September 6), members of the HPD Crime Suppression Team arrested him without incident.  He was subsequently charged for his role in the incident.

James B. Thomas
James B. Thomas

Update: SOA/JKS  9-7-22
JFC/SOA    9-6-22
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