UPDATED 2/3/2022 

The tragic death of an 8-year-old Texas boy over the weekend in Henderson County.

Henderson County Sheriff Office responded to a call made around 6:20 pm Saturday, January 29th. Officers responded to the scene and discovered eight-year-old Zayden Worley had been shot in the head.

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Tragedy Upon Arrival

According to a statement made by Sheriff Botie Hillhouse, officers arrived at the child's residence and found Zadyen on the back porch surrounded by others who were giving it their all trying to perform life-saving measures to keep the innocent young boy alive.


Investigating the Case of Zayden Worley

Sheriff Botie Hillhouse informed the public that according to investigators on the case had questioned various people including neighbors. They also discovered that three juveniles were at the residence during the incident.

Stay Bullets From the Woods


According to the original case, eight-year-old Zayden had been on the back porch when he was hit by a stray bullet from a wooded area nearby. However physical evidence concluded the stray bullet report could not have been possible.

The Impossible Scenerio

A search warrant was issued and further physical investigation continued. Following witness statements and compiled physical evidence it turns out the original scenario could not have been possible.

Panic and Heartbreak

A press release from Henderson County Sherriff Office indicated Zayden's 14-year-old brother was actually the one who shot the gun. In a panicked state, his brother originally told police a false narrative.

However, after speaking with a close family member it was just an accident. A family member told Townsquare Media, "I want to be very clear that he would never purposely hurt his brother. He loved his brother very much. Did he lie about what happened? Yes, but he is a 14-year-old child that panicked."

The 14-year-old brother was actually the person who called 9-1-1 and also immediately started performing life-saving measures on his little brother until first responders arrived. However, Zayden sadly passed away at the Children's Hospital in Dallas.

Our condolences go out to the family, friends, and loved ones of everyone involved.

There has been a GoFundMe account set up to help the family in this incredibly hard time. If you would like to help in any way just click HERE.


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