UPDATE: Suspect Charged, Wanted in Fatal Shooting at 2800 West Gulf Bank Road
November 9, 2023 - Charges have been filed against a suspect wanted in the fatal shooting of a woman and wounding of a man at 2800 West Gulf Bank Road about 2:45 a.m. on September 7.
The suspect, Dominique Menefee, 30, is charged with murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the 337th State District Court. An August booking photo of Menefee is attached to this news release.
The deceased victim is identified as Sherniqua Banks, 34.
The male victim, 41, suffered non life-threatening gunshot wounds.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant K. Meek and Detectives M. Perez and M. Castillo reported:
Officers were dispatched to a shooting call at the above address and observed the victims inside a crashed vehicle. The female, later identified as Ms. Banks, was in the driver's seat and the male was a front passenger. Both had multiple gunshot wounds. Paramedics pronounced Banks deceased and transported the male to the hospital. Banks' son, 3 years of age, a backseat passenger, was not injured.
According to a witness, the victims' vehicle and another vehicle were traveling eastbound on West Gulf Bank Road when a suspect(s) in the other vehicle began to shoot at the victim's' vehicle. The witness stated the suspect's vehicle had a tire blow out after it hit the curb and left the scene. Officers located a vehicle nearby with matching damage and detained two people.
The two individuals were questioned and released without charges filed at this time. It was believed a third individual, the shooter, fled on foot prior to officers' arrival.
Further investigation identified Menefee as the suspect in this incident and, on October 25, he was charged for his role in the shooting. He remains at-large.
Anyone with information about Dominique Menefee's whereabouts or in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or speak anonymously with Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
Wanted: Dominique Menefee
2nd Update: JKS/SOA 11-9-23
Update: SOA/VHS 9-18-23
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