SCHERTZ, Texas – The Latest news about the death of a 6-year-old Texas boy struck by a bullet when police officers fired on a wanted felon (all times are local):
The officials say that it is a 6-year-old boy who was shot and killed by a stray bullet as police officers in the vicinity of San Antonio opened fire on a wanted criminal.
The Bexar (bayr) County medical examiner’s office identified the child Friday as Kameron Prescott. Sheriff’s officials on Thursday said the child killed was 7.
Kameron was shot in the upper body and died later in a hospital.
Authorities say the boy was in a mobile home when the suspect being chased by deputies tried to break in. Four deputies fired at the suspect. Sheriff Javier Salazar said late Thursday that it is not immediately clear what prompted the deputies to shoot.
Salazar says the suspect, a woman, had no obvious connection with the child or his family.
The San Antonio Express-News reports that Kameron was at home because his school lets the students in the afternoon for the christmas holidays.
Texas police officers have fatally shot a woman and a 7-year-old boy, a San Antonio-area trailer park.
The San Antonio Express-News reports that authorities say the boy was in a trailer, and that the woman was to break into the trailer Thursday when the shooting happened.
Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar says the woman has no clear connection to the child or his family.
Deputies said the woman pointed a firearm at them during a previous confrontation. Salazar says no weapon was later found on her, and that it is not clear what prompted the deputies to shoot.
The authorities say that they are a wanted criminal and a car-theft suspect.
The child, whose name has not been released, was struck in the torso and died at a hospital.
This file has been corrected to show that the Bexar County medical examiner’s office says the boy was 6 years old, not 7.
Information from: San Antonio Express-News, http://www.mysanantonio.com