Mother of son killed by deputies ‘livid’ after not being told they're back to work
SCHERTZ, Texas -- A woman whose 6-year-old son was killed by a stray bullet shot by Bexar County Sheriffs Deputies is speaking out.
On Friday, the four deputies involved in the December shooting that killed a wanted a felon and a Kameron Prescott will return to full duty soon, the Bexar County Sheriff's Office announced.
"I’m livid," said Rubi Prescott, Kameron's mother.
Prescott said she is upset because she was first told by the media that the deputies will be going back to work.
She said no one from the Sheriff’s or District Attorney’s office called to tell her.
"I just wish they would’ve had compassion, that they would’ve had the courtesy to tell me what is going on before they told the rest of the world. I gave birth to my child you would think that I’d be able to get told something like this first before the media or anyone else," Prescott said.
The Bexar County District Attorney provided the department with clearance letters, allowing the deputies to report to full duty after being on administrative leave during the investigation. Amanda Lene Jones, 30, led deputies on a two-hour manhunt ending when they opened fire in front of a mobile home. Jones was killed outside the mobile home and Kameron was killed by an errant bullet from one of the deputies.
Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said one of the deputies found Jones in a closet who allegedly told him,"I have a weapon, I'm gonna shoot you." She fled on foot, while the deputy pursued her into a wooden area. Salazar said the deputy lost sight of Jones, so the deputy called backup. Jones was found crossing a river and officers pursued her in "water that was up to their chin."
Salazar said Jones was threatening harm to several witnesses, leading them to believe she was armed. Deputies later found Jones on a porch, trying to break into a mobile house. She had several felony warrants in her name, he said.
Salazar said the deputies fired and killed the woman at the scene because she placed them "in direct fear of their lives." There was no weapon found with the woman at the scene, and she did not appear to be armed.
"My family and I have been praying for these officers from the second that we found out what it happened. They have families to their human beings they have feelings just like we do," Prescott said.