A man who was locked in an underground shed for weeks for refusing to move was remembered by his family as a loving father and grandfather who always looked after his family.
Key points:Thomas B. Burdick, 57, died in a hospital at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston after spending nine days in a filthy, filthy shed for refusing food, his family said in a statementThe family said they were saddened to learn of his deathThomas Burdicks death marks the second in the past nine days of an Oklahoma man being locked inside a shed in his father’s backyard for more than a week for refusing medical attention.
On Monday, an employee of a nearby grocery store reported that a man had left the home, with his father in the driveway, with a gunshot wound to the chest.
The owner of the store called 911, and when deputies arrived, they found the man in the home with a large wound to his chest, said Chris Burdack, Thomas Burdicker’s son.
The man was taken to a hospital and was later pronounced dead.
The family said that the wound was a graze wound to Thomas B.
Burdick was a longtime resident of Austin, where he was employed by the city’s Public Works Department.
The Austin Police Department said in late March that it was investigating whether the incident was a hate crime.
Thomas B., a former police officer, was one of three men killed in the incident.
Police have not said how the third man died.