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Family identifies woman killed in deputy-involved shooting in Schertz

24 December, 2017, 03:05 | Author: Kristen Ingram
  • Texas sheriff's deputies shot dead a seven-year-old boy after opening fire on a woman trying to break into a home at a San Antonio trailer park

Kameron Prescott was killed when a stray bullet fired by Bexar County deputies struck him on December 21, 2017.

A 6-year-old boy was shot and killed by a stray bullet when Texas sheriff's deputies opened fire on a female suspect at a trailer park near Schertz, Texas, on Thursday, Dec. 21, the San Antonio Express-News reported. The deputies invovled in the shooting are now on temporary administrative leave, according to the Bexar County Sheriff's Office.

The woman killed on Thursday in Schertz by Bexar County Sheriff's deputies has been identified as Amanda Lenee Jones.

The incident started on Thursday around 11 a.m. when a auto was reported stolen in the area of Farm to Market 1518 and Schaefer Road in northeast Bexar County. One of the deputies who was involved in a two-hour search for the woman said she had earlier pointed a gun several times, Salazar said. Salazar said a weapon was shown.

Jones, 30, died after being shot by four deputies at the Pecan Grove mobile home park after deputies said that she verbally threatened them.

Officers then allegedly gave chase on foot. Kameron, who was home early after his Cibolo elementary school released students at noon for Christmas break, was later pronounced dead at University Hospital.

At least one bullet is said to have penetrated the wall of the mobile home and hit the child in the torso. A helicopter overhead was on scene after the shooting, and the body camera on the deputy who fired was unintentionally obstructed when he raised and fired his rifle.

The suspect had no connection to the victim's family.

Earlier in the day, a man had notified the police that a woman had stolen his vehicle and that he knew her whereabouts. "He loved to make everyone laugh".

"Kameron was the kindest-hearted little boy that I have ever had the pleasure of teaching", said Shanda Ince, Kameron's first-grade teacher. "He will be missed by all of his classmates and everyone at Wiederstein".

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