Six-Year-Old Boy Killed By Police Officer's Stray Bullet From Gunfight

A six-year-old boy was killed by a stray bullet.

​Schertz, TX - A six-year-old boy was killed Thursday afternoon when he was struck by a stray bullet during an officer-involved shooting.

Kameron Prescott was accidentally killed following a lengthy manhunt for a suspected car thief on Dec. 21, according to KSAT.

The incident began when Bexar County deputies responded about 11 a.m. to a call for a woman who was believed to have stolen a car in Schertz.

Police said that when they confronted the suspect, the woman claimed to have a gun and threatened to shoot them.

"The suspect indicated to the deputies, 'I have a weapon, I'm going to shoot you.' At that point, she actually brandished the weapon toward the deputy," Sheriff Salazar said at a Thursday evening press conference.

The suspect fled into the woods, Sheriff Salazar said, and the officers gave chase.

Police tracked her to the Pecan Grove Mobile Home Park off FM 78 in Schertz, Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said.

“At one point, the suspect actually crossed a creek that was there. Two of the K-9 deputies also crossed that creek, also on foot with their dogs,” the sheriff said.

Sheriff Salazar said that a police helicopter was assisting with the chase, saw the woman who was fleeing, and said that personnel on the helicopter described seeing the woman reaching for her waist as if she had a weapon, according to ABC News.

Deputies eventually opened fire on the woman, who was trying to break into the trailer where six-year-old Kameron lived.

The suspect refused to surrender, and was fatally shot while she stood on the porch of the trailer, according to FOX News.

The boy was sitting inside the trailer, and he was struck in the abdomen by a stray bullet that pierced the wall from the outside. He was rushed to University Hospital where he died, police said.

The suspect died at the scene. Her name has not been released, but police said she was known to officers and had outstanding warrants.

The sheriff said they have not yet determined who fired the bullet that killed the child.

Sheriff Salazar said the deputies involved in the shooting have between two and 27 years of experience on the department, and said they were "pretty shaken up."

"I can definitively tell you that myself and the deputies involved, not a single one of us who wouldn't trade places with this child if we could," Sheriff Salazar said.

"We don't want to leave any stone unturned," he said. "We want everybody to have answers here. Right now, it's just too soon to tell."

Police have not yet found the suspect’s weapon, but said the woman was a known felon, and investigators continued to look for her weapon on Friday. They asked anyone who finds it not to touch it, and to stay near it and call the Sheriff’s Office.

Kameron attended Weiderstein Elementary in the Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City Independent School District, according to school district spokesman Ed Suarez.

He said he expects extra counselors will be on hand when school resumes in early January.

Such a tragic story. Helicopter. Intense pursuit. Brandishing. Threatening. The suspect, in her moment of (whatever type of behavior a licensed professional would diagnose) evasion, she entered a home where a child was. If she had not threatened LEO with a weapon, no shots would have been fired. Therefore, a stray bullet would have never occurred. No bullets. No innocent deaths. Because of her actions, the cops had NO CHOICE but to end the risk -- of kill or be killed. Men and women in blue have the right to defend themselves. For all LEO knew was that she could have entered the house to kill others. Many crimes are committed under rage, intense states of mind. So many victims. This isn't Hollywood. Murders of LEOs needs to stop. One down is one too many. Crime kills people.

My heart goes out to the families that are hurting because of the suspect's defenseless actions, not only the little boy's family, but also the officers involved. They must be living through hell too. So sad. I hope that the Lord can heal everyone's heartache.


The shooter is known & is being protected, Seize all assets of the shooter to pay for the family in addition to the damages the city will have to pay!

The cops' union thug lawyers are working 24/7 to generate an alibi. We will soon hear that the cops are heartbroken over the death of the child. The cops are getting paid time off. They are trying to find a weapon..............................that they can plant on the scene! The Public Information Officer will issue a report that the shooting was justified according to standard operating procedures. In 3 months time, all the "officers" will receive meritorious service ribbons and promotions. The taxpayers will have to foot the bill for the massive settlement for civil rights violations. Move along folks, nothing to see here.


Wanna to see the Car Thief for which a child was killed?


Names of the Alleged Shooter/s.


& Finally the Family of the Car Thief.

Damn. I feel like i got high on meth just looking at the family picture.


Unfortunate that the kid got shot. It's a bit less of a screw up than being the dope that responds to a swatting / being used as someone else's murder weapon. If the thief would've gotten into the trailer, the kid would've been in danger anyway and who knows what would have happened at that point. At least the thief is dead, that's the only good thing about all this.