11 Year Old Cedar Hill Child’s Death Under Investigation


*** Death Investigation ***

On 11-2-19 at approximately 1943 hours, Patrol responded to the 900 Blk of S. Highland regarding a shooting with injury. The victim, an 11 yr old child, was found deceased in his parent’s bedroom. According to the grandfather, the parents were at an event and the grandfather was watching the children. The grandfather was downstairs with the 8 yr old watching TV. The victim was upstairs playing video games in his room. The grandfather heard a noise and went upstairs and found the victim on the floor in the parents room. There was a handgun near the victim. The grandfather then called 911.

Both children attend CHISD schools and the school district will be coordinating any counseling services needed on campus.

This is a very difficult time for the family, friends and our community. Please keep them all in your thoughts and prayers.

They have identified the victim as Daron Sneed Jr.

According to Tierney Tinnin, Cedar Hill ISD Chief of Communications and Marketing, Sneed attended Permenter Middle School. The school is coordinating counseling services and Tinnin said “There were several students and staff who spoke with counselors yesterday and utilized the tools to process their grief.”

The students also made goodbye cards for Sneed and vision boards.

Tinnin explained at Cedar Hill ISD the counseling support available for students following a tragedy looks different depending on the grade level. For the death of a fellow student, students are able to talk about their feelings with a counselor and process their emotions through art projects.

“We believe in taking care of the whole child, that includes physical and emotional support,” Tinnin concluded.

The Cedar Hill Police Department is conducting an investigation into this incident.