By: WTB BLOGGER
The 6-year-old boy shot and killed by a police officer in a shooting in Schertz was identified Friday by the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Kameron Prescott was shot in the stomach and taken to University Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. Sheriff Javier Salazar previously said the boy was 7 years old, but the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office said on Friday that he was actually 6 years old.
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Kameron was shot while inside his home in the 100 block of Peach Lane. Four Bexar County deputies had been chasing a wanted felon in the area, and they opened fire on her as she tried to break into Prescott’s home. The woman, who has not been identified, was killed.
Authorities have said the woman had pointed a weapon at police during the chase, but no weapon was found on her following the shooting.
Two other people were inside the mobile home with Prescott when he was shot, but they were uninjured.
Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said the deputies who fired upon the suspect ranged from 2-year to 27-year veterans and used handguns and a rifle in the shooting.
A total of 952 people have been shot and killed by US police in 2017, according to the Washington Post’s Fatal Force database.