POLICE Department

3RD UPDATE: Wanted Suspect Arrested in Fatal Shooting at 2800 West Gulf Bank Road

November 14, 2023 - A suspect charged and 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 has been arrested.

The suspect, Dominique Menefee, 30, is charged with murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the 337th State District Court. A 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. 

At that time, the two individuals were questioned and released without charges filed.  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.

On Monday, (November 13), members of the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force arrested Menefee without incident and he was booked into the Harris County Jail.

ARRESTED: Dominique Menefee
ARRESTED: Dominique Menefee

3rd Update: SOA/VHS  11-14-23
2nd Update: JKS/SOA     11-9-23
Update: SOA/VHS   9-18-23
JFC/VHS   9-7-23
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