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A 6-year-old is Killed in Alleged Police Gunfire in San Antonio, Texas

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On Thursday, December 21, 2017, 6-year-old Kameron Prescott was allegedly shot and killed by police in San Antonio, Texas, as the law enforcement officers opened fire at a woman they had pursued for two hours. Amanda Jones, age 30, was the person police were trying to apprehend; and she also died in the alleged police shooting. Jones was trying to go into Prescott’s mobile home and was on the front porch when shots were fired. Prescott was struck in the torso. He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

According to Bexar County Sheriff’s Office deputies, Jones had shown a gun earlier in the day. They said it appeared she was pulling her gun at the time police officers opened fire, but there was no gun at the scene.

Just preceding the alleged officer-involved shooting, there was a two-hour manhunt for Jones. She had first been encountered by officers at a residence, where she was discovered hiding in a closet. She managed to escape, ran through a wooded area, and crossed a creek before she is believed to have randomly chosen the Prescott trailer to try and break into. A helicopter tracked her movements and reported several times that it appeared she had a gun in her waistband. They also said she had tried to break into several trailers before ending up at the mobile home where the 6-year-old boy was allegedly shot by police.

Prescott’s family reported that the child had expressed unease all day and wanted his mother to pick him up, as he was at the trailer park visiting his father.

Resources say Prescott is the youngest person killed in a police-involved shooting in 2017.

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