11-Year-Old Child Killed in Dallas Shooting


Jeremiah Green | Image by NBC DFW

Amid an early-year spike in violent crime in Dallas, another shooting took a child’s life early on Saturday.

The Dallas Police Department (DPD) responded to a shooting call at the 6400 block of Royal Lane at 2:15 a.m. on March 11, according to a news release.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found a woman and an 11-year-old boy shot, according to police.

Dallas Fire-Rescue was called to the scene and transported the woman to a local hospital, police said.

The 11-year-old boy died at the scene.

After further investigation, police identified 30-year-old Jakeith Huntley as the alleged shooter in the incident.

Officers tracked Huntley to the nearby city of Glenn Heights and took Huntley into custody, police said.

Huntley was taken to the Dallas County Jail and charged with capital murder, according to police.

The investigation is ongoing.

The Dallas Express reached out to the DPD for additional information and comment, but DPD did not immediately respond.

The shooting incident occurred in District 13, represented by Dallas City Council Member Gay Donnell Willis. Willis is a member of the Public Safety Committee, which was recently briefed by the DPD that violent crime is up nearly 6% compared to last year.

Dallas continues to suffer from an increase in crime, seeing a 9% increase in murder/non-negligent manslaughter, according to the DPD’s March 12 Daily Crime Briefing.

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16 days ago

Thousands of people are killed/injured each year in our country on account of gun related violence. Safe guns are very necessary but they are not passed by our legislators.