Kameron Prescott (KSAT-TV screenshot)

With reminders of the tragic death of Aiyana Stanley-Jones, the 7-year-old shot down as Detroit police stormed her grandmotherā€™s houseā€”the wrong houseā€”in 2010, yet another innocent child has been killed by police.


Six-year-old Kameron Prescott was shot and killed by a stray bullet in his home Thursday afternoon when deputies in a suburb of San Antonio opened fire on robbery suspect Amanda Jones, 30, who was also killed.

The Associated Press reports that a Texas sheriff called the deaths a ā€œtragic accidentā€ on Friday:

Bexar County deputies had pursued [Jones] for a car theft and other offenses about two hours before confronting her on the porch of a trailer that she had forced her way into, Sheriff Javier Salazar said. The boy, Kameron Prescott, was inside the trailer, although Salazar said deputies didnā€™t know anyone was at the home in the San Antonio suburb of Schertz.

The child was struck in the torso by a bullet that pierced one of the trailerā€™s walls. He was pronounced dead at a hospital. Salazar said Jones had no apparent connection to the boy or his family.

ā€œIn my opinion itā€™s a tragic accident that led to the death of this young man,ā€ Salazar said at a news conference. ā€œWe are looking into all of it. Internal Affairs is still investigating it. But again preliminarily it appears that policies and procedures (on use of force) were complied with.ā€


On Thursday morning, a man reported that Jones had stolen his car. She allegedly pointed a gun at deputies before taking off on foot, ending up next to a trailer park where young Kameron lived.

Deputies reportedly saw Jones with a handgun and shot her ā€œmultiple times,ā€ but it turns out it was a dark pipe. No gun has been recovered.


The four deputies involved in the shooting have been put on administrative leave for five days.

ā€œKameron was the kindest-hearted little boy that I have ever had the pleasure of teaching,ā€ said Shanda Ince, Kameronā€™s first-grade teacher, to KSAT-TV. ā€œHe loved to make everyone laugh. He will be missed by all of his classmates and everyone at Wiederstein.ā€


If youā€™re hoping for justice for Kameron, donā€™t hold your breath. Even though the officer in the Stanley-Jones case was found at trial to have not been following procedure, he was never convicted of any crime.

Read more at the San Antonio Express-News and KSAT-TV.