Year-old killed by deputy's stray bullet in Texas

Neighbors told KENS 5 they knew the boy who was killed

Neighbors told KENS 5 they knew the boy who was killed

A deputy told investigators the suspect indicated to him that she had a weapon and was going to shoot him.

Officials say it was a 6-year-old boy who was shot and killed by a stray bullet when sheriff's deputies near San Antonio opened fire on a wanted felon. She fled on foot, while the officer pursued her into a wooden area.

"She had come by here and tried to kick in our front door", said Burwin Atkinson, who lives across the road from the home where Kameron was shot.

The female suspect was shot multiple times and died at the scene.

The deputy who reportedly was threatened was investigating a report of a stolen vehicle at that location when he found the woman, who had outstanding warrants, trying to hide in a closet. Salazar said the suspect was found on the front porch of a trailer home she was attempting to break into.

The lady still can't seem to be distinguished, yet experts said she was known to representatives and had remarkable warrants.

Salazar said one of the rounds also went into the house, striking Prescott at least one time in the abdomen.

A deputy involved in the two-hour search for the woman said she had pointed a gun several times, according to Salazar.

Salazar said late Thursday that specialists still couldn't seem to discover the firearm the lady supposedly pointed at agents.

The young boy was taken to the University Hospital where he died. The boy has been identified as Kameron Prescott by the Bexar County Medical Examiner.

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Sheriff Salazar said it's unclear who fired the round that killed the child.

Kameron Prescott was on his first day of Christmas break when he was pierced by a bullet in his torso while inside of his home Thursday afternoon.

It was not immediately clear whose bullet struck him.

Kameron was inside his family's home, at the Pecan Grove Mobile Home Park on FM 78, Thursday when he was hit by the gunfire.

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

The San Antonio Express-News reports that authorities say the boy was inside a trailer and that the woman was breaking into the trailer Thursday when the shooting happened.

According to Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar, it is not clear what triggered the four uniformed officers to discharge their handguns and at least one rifle in their confrontation with the woman.

Authorities say she was a wanted felon and car-theft suspect.

Salazar said a weapon was not found on the suspect's body.

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