Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said in an afternoon news conference that, right now, the shooting death of 6 year old Kameron Prescott appears to be a 'tragic accident,' News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
Kameron was shot to death on Thursday as he sat inside his family's mobile home in Schertz.. Four deputies had cornered a wanted suspect on the porch of the home, and opened fire on the suspect when she made a move which the sheriff said made the deputies fear for their lives.. The suspect was killed and one of the bullets went through the wall of the mobile home, killing the boy.
"The (Medical Examiner) will have a lot to say about it, and so will the District Attorney, they will make the final decision," Salazar said.. "Right now, what I'm dealing with is a tragic accident.. In my opinion its a tragic accident that led to the death of this young man."
Salazar said the four deputies who shot the woman have all been placed on administrative duty while BCSO Internal Affairs probes the incident.
The 30 year old woman, identified as Amanda Jones, had allegedly entered the mobile home park attempting to steal a car to escape deputies who had been pursuing her for the better part of two hours.
Salazar had said no weapon was found on Jones' body, although she had threatened a deputy with a gun earlier in the pursuit, and lawmen in a DPS helicopter reported seeing her 'reach toward her waist' while they were tracking her
Salazar did say a search did find a 'cylindrical object' under the mobile home, and detectives are attempting to determine if that object can be traced to Jones.
Salazar says it is unclear who fired the shot that killed Kameron.