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Monday, August 27, 2007

[TX] Officer Shyrica Monique Porch shot by husband

Victim in [attempted] murder-suicide Sheriff's Department officer
By BRIAN PORTER/Managing Editor
Monday, August 27, 2007
[Excerpts] A woman shot in a murder-suicide Sunday night outside a Wal-Mart in the 5300 block of North Garland Avenue is resting in serious but stable condition at Parkland Memorial Hospital. The woman, Shyrica Monique Porch, 28, has been identified as a Dallas County Sheriff's Department detention officer... Damon shot Shyrica in the head and then turned the gun on himself... Porch was transported to Parkland Memorial Hospital in serious condition. "(Porch) is a member of our department family and we want her to know that we are here for her," said Lupe Valdez, Dallas County Sheriff. "Her recovery is first and foremost. She is in all of our prayers."
Porch relocated to the Metroplex in 2005 as Hurricane Katrina closed in on her hometown of New Orleans, La... "We all go through trials and tribulations at some point in our lives. Some people more than others," Valdez said. "Officer Porch has endured a lot." Sheriff Lupe Valdez and Chief Jesse Flores have visited bed side with Porch and are in contact with family members.


  1. AnonymousJune 02, 2010

    September 2007
    Orleans Parish Louisiana

    Porch - (Dino) Raynall Porch, age 29 years, a native of Avondale, Louisiana and a switch man with Union Pacific Railroad, died Sunday, August 26, 2007. Damon is survived by his wife, Shyrica; 4 children: Derion, Dejah, Diante' and Danye'; 4 stepchildren: Antwan, Shauneisha, India and Herman (Chip); parents: Denise and JC (James) Shelby; father, Kerry Curington; siblings: Carleton (wife Taskara), Trenise, Terrence, Bertha, Kerry, Kimberly and Dominique. Family and friends are invited to attend the funeral on Wednesday, September 5, 1:00 PM at CHARBONNET-LABAT FUNERAL HOME, 1615 ST. PHLIP STREET, New Orleans, LA, Imam Wali Abdel-Ra'oof, officiating. Interment Honaker/Forest Lawn Cemetery, Slidell, LA. Visitation 12:00 noon at the funeral home. CHARBONNET-LABAT-GLAPION, Directors 581-4411 Times Picayune 9-5-2007.

  2. AnonymousJune 02, 2010

    Police release IDs on couple shot
    The Dallas Morning News
    Monday, August 27, 2007

    Garland police have identified the man and woman involved in an apparent murder attempt and suicide Sunday night in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart at North Garland Avenue and the Bush Turnpike.

    Officer Joe Harn said Damon Raynall Porch, 29, was found dead in a car at the scene with a head wound and a pistol lying on his chest.

    His wife, 28-year-old Shyrica Monique Porch, lay on the ground outside the car. She had also been shot in the head. She was taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital where she was serious condition Monday morning.

    Garland police investigators were able to interview Ms. Porch at Parkland Hospital Monday, and she confirmed that her husband shot her. She said they had been having an argument, but gave no details about why they were arguing.

    Ms. Porch remains in the hospital in serious and stable condition.


  3. AnonymousJune 02, 2010

    Woman shot outside
    Wal-Mart ID'd as jailer
    Tuesday, August 28, 2007
    Richard Abshire
    A woman whose husband apparently shot her in the head before killing himself Sunday night outside a Garland Wal-Mart was identified Monday as a jailer at the Decker Detention Facility in Dallas. Shyrica Monique Woods Porch, 28, is also a former New Orleans resident who came to Dallas after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the Dallas County Sheriff's Department said. "Officer Porch has endured a lot," Sheriff Lupe Valdez said in a news release. "She is in all of our prayers." Ms. Porch remained in serious and stable condition in Parkland Memorial Hospital. Garland police said she was able to tell officers that her husband, 29-year-old Damon Raynall Porch, shot her about 7 p.m. during an argument outside the store, at North Garland Avenue and the Bush Turnpike.


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