Bexar County Deputies Opened Fire on an Unarmed Suspect Leaving 6-year-old Boy Dead

Bexar County Deputies Opened Fire on an Unarmed Suspect Leaving 6-year-old Boy Dead

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The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office is still searching for the alleged gun deputies say they saw on a suspect before fatally shooting her Thursday afternoon — a shooting that also left a 6-year-old boy dead.  

According to reports:

The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office is still searching for the alleged gun deputies say they saw on a suspect before fatally shooting her Thursday afternoon — a shooting that also left a 6-year-old boy dead.

The delay has raised questions over whether the deputies fire was warranted.

Amanda Lenee Jones, who BCSO believed had stolen a car Thursday morning, led five deputies on a 2-hour-long chase through and around Cibolo Creek before ending up at the Pecan Grove Manufactured Home Community in Schertz. During this chase, deputies allege they saw Jones wielding a handgun.



Once Jones reached the mobile home park, the 30-year-old woman allegedly broke into a trailer occupied by 6-year-old Kameron Prescott and two of his family members (one adult, one minor). According to Sheriff Javier Salazar, they also thought they saw Jones holding a gun. Jones then ran outside to the front porch, only to be confronted by the group of deputies.

Four of the five deputies opened fire on Jones, killing her instantly. One of their bullets also shot through the mobile home’s wall and fatally wounded Kameron. Salazar said the deputies had believed the trailer was empty, but did not physically check inside before opening fire.

“In my opinion, it’s a tragic accident that lead to the death of this young man,” said Salazar at a Friday press conference. He said that Kameron’s grandfather, a peace officer, is a close friend.



 

Kameron’s aunt Mercedes Warneke has set up a GoFundMe page to cover her nephew’s funeral costs. 

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