A Bexar County sheriff's deputy killed a 6-year-old boy Thursday afternoon while chasing down a wanted felon at a Schertz mobile home park.
The felon, 30-year-old Amanda Lenee Jones, was trying to break into the boy's family trailer at Pecan Grove Manufactured Home Community when she was apprehended by four deputies. They fatally shot her.
One of their bullets, however, pierced through the trailer wall and hit the boy, identified as Kameron Prescott. Kameron, who was home early after his Cibolo elementary school released students at noon for Christmas break, was later pronounced dead at University Hospital. According to Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar,
Jones had no apparent connection with Kameron or his family — she was just trying to evade police.
Jones' death concluded a nearly 2-hour chase, that began when a man called the sheriff's office to report a stolen car around 11 a.m., and directed deputies to where he thought the Jones had taken it. The ensuing chase involved deputies swimming across Cibolo Creek and through the woods to track her down.
There are still many missing pieces to this fatal shooting. Salazar told reporters Thursday that he didn't know what prompted deputies to fire at Jones, who was unarmed at the time of her death. Deputies alleged that she was carrying a gun earlier in the chase.
Kameron's aunt Mercedes Warneke has set up a GoFundMe page
to cover her nephew's funeral costs.