Saturday, June 15

Man arrested and charged with murder after shooting and leaving a man to die on a sidewalk in Houston

David Burnham Thorpe, 67, has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of Miguel Gracia, 34, at 9350 Country Creek Street on June 1, 2022. Thorpe was arrested on March 9.

David Burnham Thorpe – Courtesy of HPD

HPD Homicide Division detectives responded to a shooting call at the apartment complex and found Gracia unresponsive on a sidewalk. He was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

During the investigation, an apartment unit was identified as possibly being related to the shooting, and an armed male, later identified as Thorpe, was found inside. SWAT officers executed a search warrant and detained Thorpe for questioning. He was later released.

Further investigation resulted in charges being filed against Thorpe, and he was arrested without incident on March 9. He is charged with murder in the 338th State District Court. HPD Homicide Division Detectives C. Bowling and B. Nabors led the investigation.


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