December 7, 2022

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Man, woman recognized soon after murder-suicide inside of lobby of Marriott Marquis Houston hotel

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HOUSTON – The man and woman who died in a shooting inside of the lobby of a resort in downtown Houston have been determined.

The woman has been recognized as Jenna Soderberg, 27. The male is Sherrick Byrd, 39.

Term about their identities arrives right after the taking pictures Tuesday at the Marriott Marquis Houston Hotel found at 1777 Walker Road around 3:30 p.m.

In accordance to Houston police chief Troy Finner at the time of the shooting, a male explained then as in his late 30s shot a lady in her early 20s to death before turning the gun on himself.

Finner explained they arrived at the hotel in independent cars but fulfilled inside of the lobby and appeared to be possessing a dialogue with a single a different in advance of the capturing.

In accordance to an legal professional who has represented Byrd in the earlier, Byrd and Soderberg experienced a marriage that dates back a number of yrs.

“Really tragic, it is just a tragedy,” mentioned Austin based mostly defense lawyer Amber Vazquez.


Vazquez represented Byrd in a 2018 assault situation in which Soderberg accused Byrd of hurting her.

In accordance to court docket documents acquired by KPRC 2, the assault allegedly took place in the condominium the few shared together in Austin.

A neighbor claimed the assault after Soderberg explained to him that Byrd defeat her up before having her cellphone and passport.

In accordance to files, Soderberg had bruises all more than her physique.

The doc goes on to state that Soderberg approximated that Byrd assaulted her at least two dozen occasions. She accused Byrd of punching, kicking and stomping on her as very well as hitting her with a belt.

Vazquez reported Soderberg was also accused of violence that stemmed from her romance with Byrd.

“I think each of them experienced a very harmful problem alongside one another so, sad to say, I was not wholly shocked,” explained Vazquez.

Vazquez previous spoke to Byrd about a 7 days back.

“He seemed to be in excellent spirits and alright and at the time he was up in Dallas. I had superior hopes that they would be eager to move via this and it is actually unfortunate,” she informed KPRC 2.


Witnesses Melina Jara and Peter Maher explained they had been traveling to from Virginia when they made the decision to cease by the hotel’s gift store and then heard gunshots.

“Five seconds later on, we see this worker operate into the present store. She starts off locking the doorway. “We have to cover. We have to hide. There’s like an active shooter in the foyer,’” Jara stated. “So we experienced to cover in the storage closet.”

A further witness, Chuck Anderson, said he was in the Starbucks.

“All you heard was ‘Pow!’ And then the hotel supervisor arrived out,” Andersen said.

Kayla McCadney, who lives downtown, stated she put in Labor Working day weekend at the pool at the lodge on Monday. On Tuesday, she claimed she was getting her day-to-day stroll all around Discovery Eco-friendly when she listened to about the horrific capturing.

“To see this now, on my usual wander, when I’m type of hoping to get back again on my plan from my normal weekend, it is actually surprising,” McCadney stated.

Check out the full HPD presser under:


HPD presents update on murder-suicide within downtown Houston resort

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