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Sheriff: Deputies threatened before gunfire that killed boy

By Associated Press
Dec. 27, 2017 at 11:24 p.m.


SCHERTZ — A Texas sheriff says a wanted felon told deputies that she was armed and would shoot them before they killed her in a spray of gunfire that also left a 6-year-old boy dead.

Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said Amanda Jones, 30, forced her way into a mobile home where the boy, Kameron Prescott, lived on Dec. 21 and then was confronted outside by four deputies.

A person inside the home also reported hearing Jones say she would shoot the deputies, Salazar said.

Jones was found with a dark, metal tube after she was shot, but no gun. However, Salazar said deputies had seen Jones with a gun earlier as they chased her.

All four deputies have been placed on administrative leave. The sheriff's office is investigating. Bexar County District Attorney Nico LaHood's office said it will "analyze the initial work" of the investigation and "evaluate all additional evidence as it is gathered."

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