1 Dead, 1 Injured in Cedar Hill Shooting


Police units on the scene | Image by Matt Gush/Shutterstock

The Cedar Hill Police Department is investigating a shooting that left one woman dead and another injured on Monday, according to a news release by the department.

At approximately 10:30 p.m. on March 13, Cedar Hill Police responded to a shooting call at 1209 Neptune St., the release states.

Officers arrived at the scene and found two women shot. One woman was pronounced deceased at the scene, and the other was taken to a local hospital, where her condition is unknown.

A minor also found at the residence was unharmed, according to police.

“Officers did receive limited suspect information from the victim before she was transported and located a vehicle matching that description leaving the area,” the release read.

Police tried to stop the suspect vehicle but were unable. The suspect, later allegedly identified as 31-year-old Keith Hightower of Marshall, apparently led officers on a chase into Dallas.

“The driver of the vehicle used the vehicle to attempt to evade, and officers engaged in a vehicle pursuit that ended at 2275 W. Northwest Hwy., in Dallas,” the release stated.

According to the release, the suspect pulled into a gas station, where officers conducted a high-risk traffic stop.

The suspect complied with officers’ commands and was taken into custody.

After Cedar Hill officers interviewed Hightower, he was transferred to the DeSoto Jail. Also known as the Tri-City Jail, the contract facility partners with DeSoto, Lancaster, Cedar Hill, and Duncanville cities.

Hightower was charged with murder as well as aggravated assault — family violence using a deadly weapon and causing serious bodily injury.

The investigation is ongoing.

According to police, the deceased woman was 57 years old, and the wounded woman is 30 years old. Officials withheld their names pending family notification.

Crime in the DFW area continues to be an issue, and violent crime such as murder has increased by nearly 23% in Dallas over the past year, according to the Dallas Police Department’s Daily Crime Brief.

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